Health & Nutrition
Good health and a balanced diet allows workers to show up to work, be productive and stay in their jobs. While many workers have access to healthcare facilities, they often lack access to preventive healthcare and knowledge of good nutrition and disease prevention. In these cases, we will often provide screenings, training on relevant health issues and build the capacity of factory infirmaries to serve as educational resource centers.
Women’s Health in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, approximately 80 percent of garment workers are female and they often have limited access to quality women’s health care. VF joined the BSR HERhealth program in 2017 to pilot the organization’s recommended approach toward this issue at two supplier facilities in Bangladesh. HERhealth has demonstrated positive impacts on worker knowledge, behavior, and ability to access needed health products and services, with a particular focus on personal and feminine hygiene, family planning, maternity health and preventive care. If the pilot proves successful, we will expand our partnership to additional facilities.