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Menstrual hygiene management in Ghana: understanding the socio-cultural, economic, political factors, challenges and opportunities

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 by Seyram A. Asimah, Perpetual Y. Diabene, S.N. Wellington
WaterAid Ghana conducted a study to guide its implementation of a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Programme in its areas of operation. The study explored existing MHM practices, identifying the endogenous, socio-cultural beliefs, behaviours and practices related to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and focussed on the school environment. 319 pupils from 15 schools and 333 households at the community level were engaged across eight Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies. This paper presents some of the key findings of the study.

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ASIMAH, S.A. ... et al, 2017. Menstrual hygiene management in Ghana: understanding the socio-cultural, economic, political factors, challenges and opportunities. 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 2775, 7pp.

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2017

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