In November 2015, UN Women and WSSCC launched the results of a study on menstrual hygiene in Yaounde, Cameroon at an event attended by government officials, members of the diplomatic community and civil society organizations. Titled “Menstrual Hygiene Management: Behaviour and Practices in Kye-Ossi and Bamoungoum, Cameroon”, the study is the third in a series by WSSCC and UN Women under the Joint Programme. Conducted in 2014, in two regions with very different socio-cultural profiles: Kye- Ossi in the south, and Bamoungoum in the west, the study analyses the current state of menstrual hygiene management practices and behavior, and related infrastructure and public policies in the WASH sector.
Key findings include:
As well as publicizing the results of the study, the launch event also presented an initial opportunity to advocate for the inclusion of issues related to menstrual hygiene management in Cameroon’s national agenda at policy, planning and community levels. The launch of the study findings was reported in print and online media, including Allafrica.com and Cameroon Concord.
For more information, download the WSSCC & UN Women study “Menstrual Hygiene Management: Behaviour and Practices in Kye-Ossi and Bamoungoum, Cameroon”.
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