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Columbia: The Fifth Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools: October 25

The evidence base on the Menstrual Hygiene Management barriers girls face in schools in low-income contexts is building, however adolescent girls continue to face stigma and marginalization around the issue of managing their menstrual hygiene in many countries. An ongoing effort introduces Menstrual Hygiene Management interventions into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools programming for addressing the WASH-related challenges facing menstruating girls and female teachers in schools. The 5th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (WinS), is organized by Mailman School of Public Health’s Dr. Marni Sommer, associate professor of sociomedical sciences, and UNICEF. Dr. Sommer is a leader in the initiative to improve WASH in Schools and MHM among girls and women.

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[Photo: Dr. Marni Sommer]

The conference, which will take place this year on October 25, will focus on the girls’ voices captured globally to guide action and political commitments. This year’s presentations come from a range of countries, including Nepal, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan and Kenya. Experts will highlight examples of MHM barriers and proposed solutions, initiatives that translate girls’ expressed needs into actionable programming or strategic shifts in education, and WASH policies including indicators to capture measurable change.  Participants can attend online from anywhere and participate live with comments and questions.

Date: Tuesday, October 25

Register now!: http://tinyurl.com/virtualMHM2016