Her Hygiene & Her Campaign

Odion Anavhe
Posted July 19, 2019 from Nigeria
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Women's hygiene and access to water hygiene and sanitation during pregnancy and after child birth is a fundamental human right
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I have been away on world pulse for about 2 years perhaps more. A lot has happened to me. After years of championing and advocating for maternal health, I became a mum and it’s been a rewarding journey. Pregnancy and childbirth has taught me that hygiene is key to a woman’s reproductive health. I started Her Hygiene & Her Campaign in May 2017, to  join the global voices in advocating for WASH (SDG 6) for women and girls in low income communities, displaced camps and public schools. These vulnerable group are in constant need of basic hygiene management and even education. I have also taken a step further to produce reusable pads which I give for now at a no costs fee for these vulnerable group through a project called TAAF pad bank. I hope to share stories and lessons learnt in the next couple of days, or weeks perhaps months. I’m glad to be back on this platform to connect, share and learn from amazing women changing their worlds. I am so open to connect and collaborate with women working in the areas of maternal and reproductive health, water hygiene and sanitation including menstrual hygiene management. 

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Kay Link
Jul 19
Jul 19

This truly is a key issue, and with such stigma around women's health it can be hard to spread these critical messages. I am glad you are able to reach out to these vulnerable groups and inspired that you have gone forward to produce your own reusable pads to distribute for free. I can't wait to hear more about what you are doing and learning more about how our community can support your efforts.

Odion Anavhe
Jul 20
Jul 20

Thank you so much Kay.

Tamarack Verrall
Jul 19
Jul 19

Dear Odion,
Welcome back and big congrats on your journey into motherhood. I look forward to reading more about this important work you have been doing. It sounds as if it has been growing beautifully, and that you have a growing circle of women with you.

Odion Anavhe
Jul 20
Jul 20

Thank you so much Tamarack

Jill Langhus
Jul 20
Jul 20

Hello Odion,

Welcome back, dear! It's great to hear about your passion campaign and project. Do you have any social media links for these so we can like/follow them? I'm looking forward to seeing more about them.

Regarding your collaboration inquiry, I would highly encourage you to do a general search with these key words or go to the World Pulse community page to do a filtered search by "country" and/or "interest" as there are several sisters working on the same challenges. Here is a recent one from Queenie, for instance: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/queenie/posts/91372. This is the community page search: https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/community.

Let me know how it goes and how else we can help you on your mission.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Odion Anavhe
Jul 20
Jul 20

This is very helpful thank you. I used to have a website address but I had issues with it and unfortunately the domain name has be bought by someone else. However, this is my Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/TAAFoundation/?ti=as. You can also check my Twitter handle @TAAFoundation

Jill Langhus
Jul 21
Jul 21

Great! Glad to hear it:-)

I liked your page and am following your Twitter page now, too:-)

Thanks for sharing!

Lisbeth
Jul 20
Jul 20

We are very glad to have you back. And congrats on this your great initiative. I am very impressed about the reusable sanitary pads. Currently, I am trying to partner with one or two of such organization. Actually, am very currious and want to hear more about your production.
Is it local or factory production? Can I pls get a picture sample? I can't wait to hear more about your organization during your next post.
Pls Feel free to inbox me of any further information. Have a nice weekend.

Odion Anavhe
Jul 20
Jul 20

Thank you for the warm welcome Lisbeth. Yes it's a local production. See samples on my recent post. However, I'll chat you up for further discussion

Lisbeth
Jul 22
Jul 22

I have seen the artist impression image. I want original image. Have you an original picture? Thanks

Odion Anavhe
Jul 22
Jul 22

Please check your inbox. I also posted some picture on my recent post "Her Hygiene &Her Campaign Pilot project"

Lisbeth
Jul 22
Jul 22

World pulse here you can't attached an image. I have send you my Gmail account. Pls send it there. Thanks

Hello, Odion,

Welcome back! Congratulations on giving birth to your child and to your campaign.

Looking forward to reading more from you! Please keep us posted!