On 23-24 Aug 2018, WoMena participated in a Global research collaborative meeting on menstrual health in adolescents at WHO Headquarters in Geneva hosted by WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR)/Human Reproduction (HRP). The objectives of the meeting were to review the recommendations from WHO’s Gender Advisory Panel on developing a WHO portfolio of work in menstrual health and define WHO RHR/HRP’s work in this area.
The meeting shared where we are today with regards to MHM, where we want the field to be in ten years and what it will take to get there. WoMena’s ED Marianne Tellier did a joint presentation on Menstrual Health Financing with Flo Carson of DFID and Marni Sommer of Columbia University suggesting areas of related work for WHO. The meeting was a great success and menstruation is now firmly a part of WHO’s agenda.