MENISCUS Entebbe Schools project

MENISCUS Entebbe Schools project


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM carried out the Menstrual Hygiene and Safe Male Circumcision Promotion in Ugandan Schools (MENISCUS): Feasibility and preparatory study for a cluster randomized trial in 2016. WoMena provided training and technical support on menstrual cups as a part of this project. Starting in April 2017, WoMena became a key implementing partner on the MENISCUs-2 project in Entebbe.



The goal of this project is to improve school attendance among some schools in Entebbe district. This is achieved through 5 elements:

  1. Improvement of toilet facilities 
  2. Providing pain killers to female students 
  3. Performance of a drama skit by the students to their community
  4. Training of Trainers
  5. Menstrual kit distribution to girls

Overall objectives of this intervention are to:

  • Measure uptake and assess perceptions of each element of the intervention package;
  • Pilot the use of daily diaries to estimate school attendance with estimates;
  • Compare feasibility of conducting class surveys using electronic data capture versus paper forms;
  • Pilot a measure of school performance.


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)


June 2017 – June 2018