Where to start when you want to integrate Mentrual health into your programs
Updated: Jul 22, 2021
Is your organization looking at integrating menstrual health into their programs? Are you looking for information on menstrual health and do not know where to start? Here are a few suggestions.
1. Join the Menstrual Health Hub
The Menstrual Health Hub aims at influencing, connecting and uniting innovators, educators, corporates& investors around menstrual health. They have put together a global menstrual map where you can register your project, your organization or your business.
Every month, they send menstrual Health news directly to your inbox! You will find out about the latest initiatives, job opportunity in Menstrual Health and much more.
2. Read The managed body : Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South
In this book, Chris Bobel enters in an in-depth analysis and questions the current discourses on menstrual health. A must read for anyone who is undertaking health work.
3. Get it touch with your local partners
Menstrual health is gaining popularity and is increasingly integrated into different programs. There is a high probability that an organization next to you has already started a menstrual health project in your area. Get in touch to understand what is being done, their current issues and their successes.
Some UN or embassy initiative might also have been launched to gather the different actors that are looking at integrating menstruation into their programs.
You can also get in touch with the researchers that work in your area. There is a good chance that they have started to gather data and evidence on the improvement brought by the introduction of menstrual health management into programs.
4. Read the FSG report on menstruation
FSG has released a report detailing the “opportunity to address menstrual health and gender equity”.
This report is a must read to understand menstrual health around the world, the different interventions taking place and the ways of improvements.
5. Go further and join the Menstrual Hygiene day
Mentrual Hygiene Day has put together a resource database where you will find educational material, peer-reviewed academic research, conference reports and much more .
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