Seniors Katie Katz, Grace Hluchy and Christina Burke want to empower women. The team of undergraduates hopes to end the stigma surrounding women’s health in indigenous communities through a unique project.
In the summer of 2016, the nursing students traveled to Banda, located in Rwanda, with the help of associate professor Lisa McBeth. Their goal was to teach Rwandan women how to make reusable menstrual pads. Many men in Rwanda use the derogatory term “shame week” to describe a woman’s period. Read the full article on UDaily.