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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day !

                                         Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day !
                                                         28th May


                                                             


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CULTURE OF SILENCE

CULTURE OF SILENCE
“My stomach hurts”!
This is a very common sentence said by every other women all over the world while she is on her period. Does this hurting make her unhygienic and impure?
Today on Menstrual Hygiene Day, I would like to raise some points where the world is making one of the natural tendency a big TABOO.
Is pooping not a natural tendency? You discuss your ‘potty’ easily with your near ones but why can’t a female share that her stomach hurts because she is on her “Periods”.
Our elders think that while a girl is on her “periods”, she is impure as she is excreting waste that can make her surrounding unhygienic and make other also infected with that “VIRUS”.
You want a Bleeding Girl when you wish to marry her so that she can raise your family, while she is bleeding you treat her like a ghost and disrespect her, is that what humanity stands for?
Not only elders but men in our society too make fun of our natural tendency that happens with every girl. If her pants have stained you laugh instead of helping her. WOW! This is what you do to make someone ashamed of themselves and humiliate them for your happiness?
Don’t you have a life of your own to deal with?
At last, this is my humble request to all the readers and viewers to work on their non- sense thinking and let a women live with her head held high and respect her for her pain that she suffers as it’s a gift of god to every women and you are the “unlucky one”.
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Friday, 15 May 2015

HEEALS In News !

HEEALS In News !
On 6th May 2015
HEEALS Water Sanitation Hygiene & Menstrual Hygiene and Sanitation Kit Distribution Campaign Was Highlighted In Danik Bhaskar (Himachal Edition ) National Newspaper.

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Schools Inspection And Organized Workshop On WaSH & MH

HEEALS Partner Organization SUM1 Inspected in Schools Of Delhi ,Gurgaon And Himachal Pradesh Region . Organized Workshop On WaSH & Menstrual Hygiene And Distributed Sanitation Kit To Girls & Boys .

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

WASH & MH Workshop And Distribution Of Sanitation Kits

WASH & MH Workshop And Distribution Of Sanitation Kits


We Are Very Thankfull To Our Donors For Their Kind Suppport In School Sanitation Program. We Organized Wash & MH Workshop in LS Public school In Gurgaon And Distributed Sanitation Kits to 50 students.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

India launches national monitoring of toilet use

How does India’s new large-scale sanitation monitoring effort compare with similar initiatives in Bangladesh and Indonesia?

India toilet monitoring app
Image: Government of India (GoI)
According to some media the Indian government has unleashed “toilet police” or “toilet gestapo” into the country [1]. In fact, the central government has instructed local officials to take photographs of new toilets to prove that they have not only been constructed but are also being used. If states don’t upload photos by February 2015, the water and sanitation ministry has threatened to withhold funding from a new national sanitation programme [2].

OPEN DEFECATION FREE BY 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission on 2 October 2014. His aim is to attain a 100 per cent open defecation free India by 2019. Since the launch over half a million household toilets have been constructed [3].
Swachh Bharat Mission
Photo: Swachh Bharat Mission
By implementing “real time monitoring” the government hopes it can correct past mistakes caused by ineffective monitoring and wasted investment in sanitation. The 2011 census revealed that 43% of government funded toilets were either “missing” or non-functional.[3]. Now the government wants to show that  its investments in sanitation are delivering lasting results.
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is appointing around 2 dozen additional staff including two Joint Secretaries and 4 Directors to strengthen the implementation and monitoring of the Swachh Bharat Mission.  An Expert Committee for innovative sanitation technologies and a national telephone helpline for rural water supply and sanitation are other new initiatives that will support the Mission [5].

SMILE PLEASE!

Local officials charged with monitoring toilet construction and use need to download an app on a mobile device. The app allows them to upload photos as well as the personal data and geo-coordinates of the beneficiaries to a public website. Progress is slow though: as of 14 January 2015, data of less than half a percent (2,383) of the newly constructed toilets has been recorded.  Data collected before 2015 does not include toilet use.
Toilet monitoring data
Geo-referenced toilet moniotoring data. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.
Photos uploaded with Swachh Bharat app
Photos uploaded with Swachh Bharat app. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation

HOW DO OTHER COUNTRIES CARRY OUT LARGE-SCALE MONITORING?

Compared to examples of large-scale sanitation monitoring in Bangladesh and Indonesia, the toilet use indicators collected in India – is the toilet in use, is it clean and is water available – are rather limited.
The BRAC WASH programme in Bangladesh uses benchmark indicators developed by IRC for questions like: do all household members use toilets, do they use them at all times, and are there provisions for handwashing and pit emptying [6].
In Indonesia IRC has helped design a monitoring system for the SHAW(Sanitation, Hygiene and Water) programme, where every three months 20,000 community volunteers visit more than 300,000 households. For SHAW monitoring is not merely an accountability tool as it is in India, but a way to motivate and encourage people to improve their sanitation facilities and hygiene behaviour [7].
India’s decision to track toilet use as part of its new monitoring initiative is a major step forward. From its neighbours India can draw valuable lessons on how to monitor sanitation as a sustainable service that benefits all. .
Notes
[1] See: It’s the toilet police! India to track WC usage with tablets in real time,Russia Today, 31 Dec 2014 and Neff, B. Indian authorities unleash toilet Gestapo. Daily Caller, 02 Jan 2015
[2] Letter to Principal Secretary/Secretaries in charge of Rural Sanitation all States and UTs. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, 05 Dec 2014,
[3] Unused rural toilets to face public scrutiny, The Hindu, 01 Jan 2015
[4] Tiwari, R. The case of the missing toilets. India Today, 02 Oct 2014. See also: Hueso, A. & Bell, B., 2013. An untold story of policy failure : the Total Sanitation Campaign in India. Water policy ; 15 (6), pp.1001–1017. DOI: 10.2166/wp.2013.032. and Hueso, A., 2014. The untold story of India’s sanitation failure, Addendum. Community-Led Total Sanitation.org, 11 Mar 2014
[5] Nationwide monitoring of use of toilets will be launched from January, 2015,PIB, 31 Dec 2014
[7] Baetings, E., 2014. How are you and how is your loo?. Available at: http://www.ircwash.org/blog/how-are-you-and-how-your-loo
Source: https://sanitationupdates.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/india-launches-national-monitoring-of-toilet-use/#more-10810