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Menstrual Hygiene Management: Training of Master Trainers – New Delhi, India (24-27 September 2013)

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This report presents the main highlights and insights from the Training of Trainers (ToT) on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Programme, which was run by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) from September 24- 27, 2013 in New Delhi with the support of the Indian Institute of Public Administration. The first of its kind, this national training initiative was organized with the objective of creating master trainers from Hindi-speaking states capable of returning to their communities as champions for a deeply stigmatized and taboo issue – an issue which is central to the dignity, health and well-being of women and girls. 62 participants from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand and Delhi who attended the four-day training. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors were well-represented by government representatives and NGO practitioners.

A Systematic Review of the Health and Social Effects of Menstrual Hygiene Management

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Menstruation is a natural and beneficial monthly occurrence in healthy adolescent girls and pre-menopausal adult women. It concerns women and men alike as it is among the key determinants of human reproduction and parenthood. Differing approaches to menstrual hygiene management (MHM) have been associated with a wide range of health and psycho-social outcomes in lower income settings. This paper collates, summarizes and critically appraises the peer-reviewed and published evidence on the health and psycho-social outcomes of the methods of MHM used in low and middle income countries and to assess the evidence for existing interventions such as educational programs and absorbent distribution.