PMA2020 Helps Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017

05/26/2017

Menstrual Hygiene Day is being celebrated around the world this week and next week.

Globally, many women and girls face challenges when managing their menstruation. Failure to address the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls can have far-reaching consequences for basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) refers to the practice of using clean materials to absorb menstrual blood that can be changed privately, safely, hygienically, and as often as needed for the duration of the menstrual cycle. 

Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) uses innovative mobile technology to routinely gather rapid-turnaround, cost-effective population data on family planning and water, sanitation and hygiene. PMA2020 is the first survey platform to provide data on MHM indicators on a large scale. PMA2020 MHM Briefs are a one-page snapshot of select MHM indicators. PMA2020 looks at how menstrual hygiene is managed across age groups and across wealth categories, including the types of materials used to collect menstrual blood, the main environments where MHM is practiced, and the safety, privacy, and cleanliness of these environments, among other metrics.

Click here to explore the PMA2020 MHM Briefs. 

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Global Water