Core MHM in WinS Information

At the present time, there has been no progress in establishing an enabling environment which supports the consideration of MHM in schools. No action has been taken in the areas of leadership and commitment of government to MHM (at national or regional levels), teaching and learning, sectoral and cross-sectoral advocacy and engagement in MHM, availability of sanitary protection materials, or research, monitoring and evaluation.

An example of good progress related to MHM in Vanuata is that GESI is incorporated in a PCA to work closely with NGO that is active as the gender and protection cluster lead.   In addition, some UNICEF supported activities, proposals, and strategies have integrated MHM in the following areas:

  • The UNICEF Country Office recognizes MHM as an important issue in its country context and programs
  • MHM is reflected in the Country Office results
  • UNICEF section strategies mention MHM (Education, WASH, Health, Protection)
  • UNICEF communicates across sections on the issue of MHM
  • UNICEF requires partners working on WinS to integrate MHM into their programmes

Major Stakeholders working on MHM

  • Oxfam
  • Care
  • Live and Learn
  • Govt: Department of Women
  • Health Promoting Schools (group formed by MoH and MoET)


References and Organizations Involved in Compiling this Overview

The overview was compiled based on information from the Vanuatu EAPR Country MHM Mapping Questionnaire submitted by UNICEF Office of the Pacific Island Countries