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Situational Analysis Study on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in 14 Districts of Uganda

Menstrual Hygiene Management is both a health and social issue that is increasingly gaining prominence on the global development agenda. Due to the increased recognition of poor MHM in the country, and its negative socio-economic and health impacts to women and girls in reproductive age,  the Ministry of Education and Sports (Gender Unit) spearheaded the process of developing a National MHM Strategic Plan. As part of the processes, a country Situational Analysis was carried out during the months of August –September 2020 in 14 districts sampled on regional...

Menstrual Hygiene Management is both a health and social issue that is increasingly gaining prominence on the global development agenda. Due to the increased recognition of poor MHM in the country, and its negative socio-economic and health impacts to women and girls in reproductive age,  the Ministry of Education and Sports (Gender Unit) spearheaded the process of developing a National MHM Strategic Plan. As part of the processes, a country Situational Analysis was carried out during the months of August –September 2020 in 14 districts sampled on regional basis. These included; Wakiso, Gomba, Soroti, Kamuli, Moroto, Abim, Kyenjojo, Sheema, Bundibugyo, Kasese, Nwoya, Apac Nebbi and Arua. The study consultants adopted largely a qualitative approach, with statistics generated from the same primary and secondary sources of information. In total, 426 respondents participated in the Study. These included girls and boys in and out of school, female and male teachers, community men and women/ parents, district officials from the departments of Education, Health, Water and Gender, Sector officials from Gender, Education, Health and Water, representatives of multi-lateral agencies, Development partners and CSOs. 

Publication year:
2020
Language: English
Content category: Publication
Resource type:
Reports & summaries
Format:
PDF, 97p
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