MHM Conference Posters

Congo
Congo

The case studies are from Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a town with a population of 1 million, and a significant displacement site with fluctuating populations of both refugees and IDPs.

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Ethiopia
Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, studies have shown that many girls face serious barriers to managing their periods safely and comfortably.

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Uganda
Uganda

Menstruation and the cycle of poverty: a cluster quasi-randomised control trial of sanitary pad and puberty education provision in Uganda

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Huru International
Huru International

Peace Corp Volunteer perspectives: Using Volunteer insights and connections to inform and improve MHM programming at Huru International

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Keiser MH Hub
Keiser MH Hub

Progress towards menstrual health is siloed, creating duplication & gaps, Focus on menstrual health as over-arching theme to unite MHM, menstrual equity & menstrual cycle research; Knowledge exchange platform for the entire menstrual health community; Competing sector agendas (WASH, SRH, academia, product, etc.) slows overall progress

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Maso Papua New Guinea
Maso Papua New Guinea

To raise awareness on the importance of integrating MHM in WASH Programming in schools and communities in Papua New Guinea.

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Cambodia
Cambodia

In Cambodia menstrual health is part of the national curriculum, however the topic is still associated with shame and is subject to cultural taboo. Several teaching sessions are carried out on the topic of MHM in schools.

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Mumtaz Pakistan
Mumtaz Pakistan

A small body of literature suggests a key element of cultural practices surrounding reproductive health in Pakistan

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Mau Timor Leste
Mau Timor Leste

A critical gap in Timor-Leste is lack of information and education materials for girls in schools. WaterAid developed IEC materials to address the following cultural barriers and taboos about MHM in Timor-Leste

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Nakafeero Uganda
Nakafeero Uganda

Menstruation marks the beginning of many changes in the lives of girls. It is a transition from childhood to womanhood. Although it is a normal process for all women and girls, it is a challenge as well as a barrier to girls in Uganda.

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Trocin- STC Bolivia
Trocin- STC Bolivia

Very young adolescents (VYA) are young people between the ages 10 and 14. Very young adolescence is a critical formative period in a young person’s biological and social development.

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Ndiaye Senegal
Ndiaye Senegal

Menstrual hygiene is not integrated as a basic health service in health facilities and school structures in Senegal. Yet, women and girls account for over 50% of users as far as WASH services are concerned.

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Zana Africa
Zana Africa

ZanaAfrica is a Kenyan social enterprise that equips women and girls with the high quality menstrual and reproductive health support they need, seek, and deserve. We believe that the onset of menstruation and puberty is the most natural and opportune time to engage girls in a range of personal decisions.

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Weldon-Faith in Water
Weldon-Faith in Water

Faith groups are rarely engaged in discussions on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) even though they are major providers of education and religious taboos are often cited as contributing to girls’ difficulties.

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World Bank and JMP
World Bank and JMP

Half of the global population menstruate as part of their life cycle. This involves WASH needs that are often overlooked. The framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acknowledge women have unique WASH circumstances.

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