Clatworthy et al.,2020: Monitoring Menstrual Hygiene Management Programming in Emergencies: A Rapid Assessment Tool (M-RAT). This M-RAT was developed by Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee with the aim of evaluating access to MHM and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) materials and supplies, supportive facilities, and information in humanitarian settings.
Schmitt et al.,2020: Compendium on Menstrual Disposal, Waste Management & Laundering in Emergencies . This compendium was developed by Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee with the aim of providing practical guidance on (1) menstrual material disposal and waste management and (2) menstrual material washing and drying in humanitarian responses and highlighting a range of new solutions currently being tested worldwide.
Ademas et al., 2020: Does menstrual hygiene management and water, sanitation, and hygiene predict reproductive tract infections among reproductive women in urban areas in Ethiopia?. A community-based cross sectional study was conducted from January to March 2019 among 602 women aged 15–49 years in Dessie city in Ethiopia to investigate the relationship between menstrual hygiene management and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) factors to reproductive tract infections (RTIs). Results: Changing menstrual products and washing the genital area only once per day during menstruation were associated with 8.99 and 5.76 times higher rates of developing RTIs. Moreover, using unclean latrines and not washing hands with soap before touching the genital area were significantly linked with RTIs.
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