The 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools, co-hosted by UNICEF and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health took place on the 17th October. It provided an opportunity to hear the latest research and programming from around the world with over 1,000 participants.
This year’s theme was “MHM and WASH: Supporting a gender-responsive learning environment” and it aimed to highlight national examples of supportive WASH in schools enabling environments that ensure that schools are ready for girls. The conference focused on the five priorities identified for transforming MHM in schools by 2024.
Helen Weiss from our partner The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine presented the MENISCUS-2 menstrual health intervention in Uganda. WoMena’s role is to provide training and implementation support during the research project.
WoMena also presented a poster prepared together with Afripads during the conference.