Menstrual Hygiene Management: From health and social impacts to action
This session will be split into three. First, presentations from researchers in the field will address keyhealth, social and psychosocial impacts of MHM, as well as unpacking issues around hardware, such as why people use specific absorbents. Second, UNICEF will present a framework for MHM in school programme design and preliminary results, as a lead implementation agency in the field. Third, a panel of experts will share perspectives/experiences and reflect on how the session content might inform policy and practice going forward.
Kelly Ann Naylor, Global Chief of WASH, UNICEF to provide opening remarks
1. DR. BELEN TORONDEL (LSHTM) - Health impact: The impact of MHM on reproductive tract infections
2.DR. CHRISTABEL YOLLANDAH KAMBALA (MEIRU) Hardware: Understanding the types of absorbent interventions used in communities and schools and their acceptability in Malawi
3. BROOKE YAMAKOSHI (UNICEF) - From evidence to action: Presentation of a framework for MHM in school programme design and early implementation results.
Panel discussion and audience Q&A: To share perspectives/experiences and reflect on how the session content might inform policy and practice going forward.
• Honorable Patrick Yaw Boamah, Deputy Minister for Water Resources and Sanitation Ghana, Republic of Ghana
• Tom Slaymaker, UNICEF
• Hashim Kham, GIZ
Closing remarks by Catarina de Albuquerque