Menstrual Hygiene

Angola
Angola

MHM in WinS is not included in the teacher training curricula in Angola. There are no local or national studies available on local beliefs, taboos, knowledge ...

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Bangladesh
Bangladesh

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is incorporated in many of the Ministry of Education’s documents, programmes and interventions. There are other government documents and strategies that have MHM component.

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Bolivia
Bolivia

The Ministry of Environment and Water, in close coordination with the Ministry of Education, created the National Sanitary Education Program in 2010.

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Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

The UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office selected the countries of Burkina Faso and Niger as representative sites to conduct case studies to explore MHM knowledge and practices among ...

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Cambodia
Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) supported the project throughout the process. The ministry approved the puberty book as supplementary educational material ...

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Colombia
Colombia

National policies, strategies, standards or guidelines do not include key components of MHM in WinS. Sector budgets do not include specific allocations for MHM in WinS at the national or sub-national levels.

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Fiji
Fiji

Live and Learn Environmental Education is integrating MHM into their programmes in 10 schools in informal settlements in Fiji.

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India
India

In August 2011, India’s Ministry of Health launched a scheme to build girls’ self-esteem, increase access to and use of high-quality sanitary napkins and ensure their disposal in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

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Indonesia
Indonesia

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 Kenya
 Kenya

WASH United has supported local partner organizations in Kenya to deliver MHM trainings in both urban and rural/peri-urban settings. Save the Children developed operational guidelines for integrating ...

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Kiribati
Kiribati

The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, or any other ministries do not include any components of MHM in their policies, guidelines and legislations. The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health & Medical Services, and UNICEF Health ...

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Mali
Mali

Emory University, in partnership with UNICEF and Save The Children, is undertaking a qualitative study on MHM in schools in Mali.

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Mongolia
Mongolia

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Nepal
Nepal

The Ministry of Education hygiene education packages have included Menstruation Hygiene Management since 2011. However, the government policies and plans have given high priority to the provision of...

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Niger
Niger

At this time there are no policies, guidelines, or legislations that include any components of MHM. The Ministry of Education and UNICEF are working on initiatives to improve their understanding ...

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Nigeria
Nigeria

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Pakistan
Pakistan

UNICEF Pakistan developed the Learning, Acting and Learning (LAL) project to: Develop in-depth understanding of girls’ MHM needs and preferences, Understand different factors influencing MHM in girls’ schools...

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Rwanda
Rwanda

Partnerships with ministries and agencies such as UNICEF Rwanda, Plan Rwanda, WaterAid Rwanda and VSO Rwanda have helped to enable scale up. Partner organizations, including American and Rwandan ...

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Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

While several education and gender policies exist in Sierra Leone, there are no MHM-specific policies, guidelines or educational initiatives that support an enabling school environment for girls during menstruation.

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Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands

In 2013, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD)

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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

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Uganda
Uganda

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Vanuatu
Vanuatu

At the present time, there has been no progress in establishing an enabling environment which supports the consideration of MHM in schools.

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