Spherule Foundation and Motherhood Hospital attempts Guinness Book of World records

first_imgSpherule Foundation and Motherhood Hospital attempts Guinness Book of World records Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article By Prabhat Prakash on December 18, 2018 center_img Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals In India only 18 per cent of the 355 million menstruating women use sanitary napkinsMotherhood Hospitals, India’s fastest growing network of women and children’s hospital join hands with Spherule Foundation (a NGO that works on various development and educational programme for women empowerment and health) attempting Guinness Book of World Records by taking the initiative of educating adolescent girls on the importance of menstrual health and hygiene.Dr Rajeshwari Pawar, Gynecologist and Obstetrician with over 3 decades of experience practicing at Motherhood Hospitals, Pune, addressed a gathering of over 2500 people in Kendriya Vidyalaya on the importance of menstrual hygiene, breaking stereotypes and myths that accompany menstruation. This joint initiative has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records where they saw the largest group of adolescent girls, boys, men and women present together to talk about menstrual health and hygiene.In India only 18 per cent of the 355 million menstruating women use sanitary napkins and with the remaining 82 per cent of women unable to afford sanitary napkins, they resort to using unhygienic substances such as newspapers, sand, leaves, mud or unsterilised clothes/rags. Such unhygienic practices lead to itching, burning, vaginal and urinary tract infections, infertility and other reproductive health complications.Speaking on the initiative, Dr Geeta Bora, Founder, Spherule Foundation, said, “The global silence and shame around menstruation is alarming. In India alone, 23 million girls drop-out of schools annually, (i.e. 1 in every 5 girls) due to the lack of menstrual hygiene management facilities like availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. In collaboration with Motherhood Hospitals, we are taking a small step towards making the country more open to the fact that menstruation is not a taboo. Menstruation matters to our girls, and it does matter to everyone, everywhere. We experience it and we are here to shape its experience.”Speaking on the initiative, Dr Rajeshwari Pawar, Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician Motherhood Hospitals, said, “Young girls usually have a lot of fear, doubts and misconceptions about menstruation. This is a unique initiative where young girls, boys, men and women are educated on a taboo subject as menstruation and is a welcome change. This is providing people with information on the physiology of menstruation and take away the myths surrounding it. I believe that Spherule Foundation is providing a great platform to stress on how to maintain menstrual hygiene and to demystify several myths surround this subject. Initiatives like these are the need of the hour and we are extremely happy to be a part of this with Spherule.”According to a survey conducted by UNICEF, 80 per cent of surveyed women store their menstrual cloth in a hidden dirty place for repeated use. 40 per cent failed to change their clothes frequently or wash them with soap after use. They are too ashamed to wash their sanitary clothes in open and wear over soaked and dirty cloth for an entire day without a change. 50 per cent failed to dry their menstrual rags outside and in full sun which is an essential condition required to kill bacteria. Lack of privacy, safety and toilets make things worse. This initiative is trying to help our society understand the importance of menstruation and how to overcome the stigma around it. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Coffee Break? Walk in the Park? Why Unwinding Is Hard

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:A college student deep into studying for a big exam might do well to give his brain a break.Just what he does during that break will determine how helpful that pause will be, a growing body of research shows. A stroll in the park could do wonders, for instance, while downing coffee could leave him just as stressed and depleted as before the break. And, sometimes, forcing oneself to simply power through mental fatigue can be more effective than pausing.Like a muscle, our brains appear to get fatigued after working for sustained periods of time, particularly if we have to concentrate intensely or deal with a repetitive task, says Michael Posner, an emeritus professor at the University of Oregon who studies attention.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more