WEDC – Menstruation hygiene management for schoolgirls

Menstruation hygiene management for schoolgirls, 2014.

Author: Tracey Crofts, WEDC.

This guide outlines the problems experienced by menstruating schoolgirls in low-income countries. Although its focus is predominantly sub-Saharan Africa, many of the issues raised are relevant to girls in most low-income countries, although there may be differences in popular practice and beliefs. Menstrual-hygiene-on-line-8

The guide also evaluates simple solutions to these problems including the use of low-cost sanitary pads, and suggests ways in which menstruation hygiene management (MHM) can be included in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes.

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One response to “WEDC – Menstruation hygiene management for schoolgirls

  1. i recently came across a company called impact africa industries. It produces re-usable sanitary pads that can be washed after use, with the brand name ‘safi’. the C.E.O Barclay Paul Okari established it because of the plight of young girls who mostly have to miss school during their nmenses in rural Kenya. Check it out as another solution…

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