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Menstrual hygiene management to improve the attendance of primary school-aged girls in Central North, Burkina Faso

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Isseta Kabore/Ilboudo, Lambert Z. Nikiema, Jean-Philippe Debus, C. McIntosh
How to improve the conditions for girls to attend school, to reduce failure and drop-out rates of adolescent girls, while ensuring their dignity and protection? This was the consideration that motivated the Kom-Yilma project, implemented by Catholic Relief Services in Burkina Faso and financed by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, to undertake a behavior-change strategy for menstrual-hygiene management in 118 schools in Bam and Sanmatenga Provinces. Discussions and behavior-change communication activities, providing an appropriate space for girls and the active participation of women leaders have already demonstrated positive results for a subject generally considered taboo in the intervention zone.
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KABORE/ILBOUDO, I. ... et al, 2017. Menstrual hygiene management to improve the attendance of primary school-aged girls in Central North, Burkina Faso. 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 2637, 7pp.

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