SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:40:17 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Latest Menstrual Hygiene Management Brief from PMA2020 - by: aks0813 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18842 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18842
Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) – an innovative smartphone-based population survey – just released our second brief on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) from Lagos, Nigeria.

Results from the second round of data collection in Lagos found that 85% of women ages 15 to 49 have everything they need for proper MHM – such as clean materials, a facility, pain medication, and places to dispose of used products. Additionally, women in Lagos are more likely to have safe, clean and private MHM facilities compared to those in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Findings also include which environments women are using for MHM, as well as wash and reuse of MHM materials. The survey included 1,429 females of reproductive age (15 to 49 years).

These results are in stark contrast to our first MHM brief, released earlier this month, for Kaduna State, Nigeria. “[These results from Lagos] are just another reminder of the stark differences between regions. Among women. We are actually several countries in Nigeria” comments Dr. Elizabeth Omoluabi, principal investigator for the PMA2020/Nigeria survey.

Additional briefs featuring MHM findings from other program countries are forthcoming. We invite you to download and share the Lagos MHM brief (also attached).


Regards,
Alec Shannon
WASH Program Specialist, PMA2020]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:45:16 +0000
Re: New Menstrual Hygiene Management Brief from PMA2020 - by: aks0813 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18667 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18667
Thanks for your interest. As luck would have it, we are working in Kenya, Uganda and India. MHM data should be available for Kenya and Uganda and I will work on getting them out before the end of the year. India will not have anything available until the middle of next year I'm afraid.

I'll keep you updated! Feel free to reach out to me via email with any further questions: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:08:00 +0000
Re: New Menstrual Hygiene Management Brief from PMA2020 - by: aks0813 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18666 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18666
I do agree with you point about the drying of reusable cloths - I admit, I was quite surprised (and pleased) at this myself! Unfortunately, our data do not capture how cloths are worn or held in place.]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:04:24 +0000
Re: New Menstrual Hygiene Management Brief from PMA2020 - by: Nancy http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18662 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18662 Very exciting to see these sorts of data collected in large numbers using a smartphone-based survey. It speaks to the power of data.

PATH Is interested in data for Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and India in particular. Has the survey been conducted in these places? If not, do you work with partners to conduct the survey?

Best wishes,
Nancy
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:37:00 +0000
Re: New Menstrual Hygiene Management Brief from PMA2020 - by: SusannahClemence http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18652 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18652 Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:43:30 +0000 Menstrual Hygiene Management Briefs from PMA2020 about several states in Nigeria - by: aks0813 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18608 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18608-menstrual-hygiene-management-briefs-from-pma2020-about-several-states-in-nigeria#18608
Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) – an innovative smartphone-based population survey – is collecting some of the first population-level data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Results from the second round of data collection in Kaduna State, Nigeria, found that only 37% of women ages 15 to 49 have everything they need for proper MHM – such as clean materials, a facility, pain medication, and places to dispose of used products. Additionally, rural women in Kaduna are consistently less likely to have safe, clean and private MHM facilities compared to those in urban areas. Findings also include which environments women are using for MHM and highlight disparities in facility characteristics among urban and rural women. The survey included 2,934 females of reproductive age (15 to 49 years).

“These results reveal a widespread need for improved menstrual hygiene management options for women in Kaduna. Something as simple as making disposable sanitary pads affordable and readily available for Nigerian girls and women to properly manage their periods will greatly improve their lives,” comments Dr. Elizabeth Omoluabi, principal investigator for the PMA2020/Nigeria survey.

PMA2020 looks at how menstrual hygiene is managed across age groups, wealth categories, and residence, 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.

Additional briefs featuring MHM findings from other program countries are forthcoming. We invite you to download and share the Kaduna MHM brief (also attached).


Regards,
Alec Shannon
WASH Program Specialist, PMA2020]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:11:56 +0000
Re: Sanitary Pad burner/incinierator design - by: eva http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18501 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18501 Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:57:30 +0000 Re: Sanitary Pad burner/incinierator design - by: eva http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18500 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18500
Regards Eva]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:48:02 +0000
Re: Sanitary Pad burner/incinierator design - by: eva http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18497 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18497
Am excited mhm stakeholders are starting to look at MHM wholistically, Am Eva from Kenya, www.gsaep.org I Having been dealing with sanitary waste disposal training,advisory and programs in Kenya for the last 8 years, mainly in institutions with over 800 hundred girls, there's need to offer environmental based solutions on matters of disposal, we have constructed over 38 two chamber demont Incinerator that attain over 800 degrees recommended minimum heat for incineration Globally the environment conservation is a key issue,has we offer solutions on disposal let us be keen to ensure that environmental policies and regulations are observed.]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:06:48 +0000
Re: Sanitary Pad burner/incinierator design - by: SusannahClemence http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18496 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18496 Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 Re: Sanitary Pad burner/incinierator design - by: Esther http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18490 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/821-sanitary-pad-burnerincinierator-design?limit=12&start=12#18490
There is meeting on right now about designing reusable sanitary pads.

It consists of representatives from 3 partner organisations involved in MHM projects here in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Cheers
Esther]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:37:34 +0000
Re: Key documents for the sub-category on menstrual hygiene management - by: Esther http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/12235-key-documents-for-the-sub-category-on-menstrual-hygiene-management#18489 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/12235-key-documents-for-the-sub-category-on-menstrual-hygiene-management#18489
Read the shared articles and I appreciate the information.

I am managing School Hygiene Promotion and MHM project in 15 schools here in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

Thank you for the information.

Cheers
Esther]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:28:24 +0000
Re: Managing menstruation in the workplace: an overlooked issue in low- and middle-income countries - by: WASHanna http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18318-managing-menstruation-in-the-workplace-an-overlooked-issue-in-low-and-middle-income-countries#18434 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18318-managing-menstruation-in-the-workplace-an-overlooked-issue-in-low-and-middle-income-countries#18434
Thank you for sharing this article. I think this is an area where we need a much greater focus. I wonder if the issue of MHM in the workplace could be addressed in MH Day next year?

Best,

Hanna]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:47:54 +0000
Re: The 5th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools on October 25th, 2016 - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18399-the-5th-annual-virtual-conference-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-wash-in-schools-on-october-25th-2016#18417 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18399-the-5th-annual-virtual-conference-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-wash-in-schools-on-october-25th-2016#18417
many of them have dropped out of school due to menstrual hygiene related cases.


But then I read in this blog post that this is a "myth", see here:

forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-men...-india-mythri-speaks

I copy here the first part of that blog post but please see there to read the full piece:

Assumption #4. Girls in developing countries are dropping out of school due to lack of menstrual products and toilets

Having functional toilets in schools is an absolute must, not just for girls. But, unnecessarily connecting it to menstrual hygiene seems more agenda driven than real. Let’s look at what existing studies reveal.

A comparison of data owing to school absenteeism during menstruation in developing nations shows that the percentage of girls who remain absent during menstruation is around 12.1% in China [21], 15.6% to 24.2% in Nigeria [19, 20], 24% in India [17] and 31% in Brazil [22].

If the current hypothesis – that school absenteeism is due to lack of toilets or Sanitary Napkins – is true, then surely developed countries must have little or no absenteeism. However, data indicates that it is no different in developed countries.

Studies indicate that 17% teenagers in Canada [23], 21% in Washington D.C [24], 24% in Singapore [25], 26% in Australia [26] and 38% in Texas [27] miss school owing to menstruation.


What do people who have studied this aspect in depth say about this? Is it right or is it wrong? Is it exaggerated perhaps in order to get more funding for MHM for WASH in schools?

Elisabeth]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:52:13 +0000
Re: The 5th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools on October 25th, 2016 - by: emmanuelkas2004 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18399-the-5th-annual-virtual-conference-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-wash-in-schools-on-october-25th-2016#18412 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/18399-the-5th-annual-virtual-conference-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-in-wash-in-schools-on-october-25th-2016#18412 I hope this annual 5th conference will figure out most of the problems our girls experience in schools because many of them have dropped out of school due to menstrual hygiene related cases.]]> Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:48:21 +0000