• Since 1983

HERhealth

HERhealth project, Mamata


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A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
BSR's HERproject is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains.
To bringing together global brands, their suppliers, and local NGOs, HERproject drives impact for women and business via workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Since its inception in 2007, HERproject has worked in more than 700 workplaces across 14 countries and has increased the well-being, confidence, and economic potential of more than 800,000 women.
HERhealth focuses on Building Capacity, Strengthening Management Systems, Expending Access to products & Service.
Working with their global network of partners, HERhealth also demonstrates the return on investment for factory-based women’s health programs.
Mamata has been implementing HERhealth project since 2012 in Chattogram. Till this time, Mamata successfully completed HERhealth activities in 22 factories.
Focus areas:
HERhealth is based on the HERproject activities, with the following focus areas:
Building Capacity of Female workers:
 Raising awareness on critical health topics such as Nutritional foods, personal and menstrual hygiene and maternal health.
 Improving health-related behaviors such as Diagnosis, seeking out preventative care, and conducting self-examinations on breast.
 Addressing common myths and misconceptions around potentially harmful health practices and beliefs.
 Building confidence and communication skills of female workers around discussing important health issues at work and at home.
Strengthening Management Systems:
• Improving the capacity of the workplace clinic to respond to workers’ health needs
• Linking workplaces with external health service providers, such as local clinics Strengthening workplace policies and systems promoting worker well-being. P r
Output of the project:
 HERhealth training knowledge helps factory workers to maintain personal hygiene during COVID-19. Workers shared that Personal Hygiene module helped them in following ways-
• They understand what is germ and virus
• Steps of hand washing for 20 secs
• Maintaining hygiene at home and at workplace. As well as, factory also taking additional steps to increase the workplace safety.
 Building Capacity of Female workers.
 Raising awareness on critical health topics such as healthy eating, personal and menstrual hygiene, and maternal health.
 Improving health-related behaviors such as disease testing, seeking out preventative care, and conducting breast self-examinations
 Addressing common myths and misconceptions around potentially harmful health practices and beliefs
 Building confidence and communication skills of female workers around discussing important health issues at work and at home