Machrine Birungi is a communications professional, award winning news reporter, writer, and journalist, with a passion for telling stories that help people make informed decisions.
She is currently a social media analyst at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in Geneva.
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Article: Long-running advocacy in Nepal to realize menstrual health and hygiene for all
"In health, we need to mainstream menstrual health and hygiene into all health-related plans and programmes, as it is still not a priority in the WASH sector. We also need investment in building menstruation-friendly toilets in all the schools and public offices. In Nepal, only 15% of women have access to sanitary pads, and 85% of women rely on used clothes. This unhygienic use of clothes without access to clean water can have a long-term impact on the health of women and girls. So, the government should invest in producing biodegradable and reusable sanitary pads."