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Lessons learnt on the implementation of menstrual hygiene management in Karamoja, Uganda

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Daniel C. Hekel, Asaba S. Irumba, M. Fitsum, R. Mabano, J.A. Akudago
Around 57% of Uganda girls miss school over the year due to their inability to manage menstruation (SNV and IRC, 2012). Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is implementing a comprehensive WASH project in two districts of Karamoja to improve the health of the local communities. This project includes a Menstrual Hygiene Management component which is teaching young girls and women about menstruation. Samaritan’s Purse staff are working with Days for Girl to give young girls and women the knowledge and resources to effectively manage menstruation. The research concludes that it is important to focus on practical teaching for girls and women who have low levels of literacy but to also engage with men in the discussion on MHM due to their important role in local society.
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HEKEL, D.C. ... et al, 2017. Lessons learnt on the implementation of menstrual hygiene management in Karamoja, Uganda. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2757, 4pp.

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