A toolkit for integrating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) into humanitarian response

Posted by Maria Codina on November 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm



The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies toolkit aims to provide streamlined guidance to support organizations and agencies seeking to rapidly integrate MHM into existing programming across sectors and phases. This toolkit was informed by an extensive desk review, qualitative assessments with a range of humanitarian actors and organizations, and direct discussions with girls and women living in emergency contexts and directly affected by this issue.

Toolkit audience: The toolkit was designed to support a range of humanitarian actors involved
in the planning and delivery of emergency responses. The guidance is therefore aimed to support
1) program staff directly delivering services;
2) program supervisors and country-level staff responsible for designing, coordinating and monitoring eld activities, and 3) technical staff, focused on providing technical support and developing standards.

MHM IN EMERGENCIES TOOLKIT: THE FULL GUIDE. This document serves as a more extensive guidance resource. The chapter structure follows the same structure as the sections in the mini-guide, providing deeper discussion on each topic, including key assessment questions, case studies from around the world, design considerations, resources for gathering monitoring and feedback, and links to additional resources.

MHM IN EMERGENCIES: THE MINI GUIDE. This complementary document provides a
brief summary of the key actions necessary for addressing MHM during emergencies. It serves as a quick read to gain a basic understanding but it is advised to review the complete guide when designing programs or developing response activities.


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