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Multiple countries

Building a Research Foundation for the Integration of Menstrual Hygiene Management into Emergencies

Menstrual hygiene management is a truly cross-sectoral challenge that affects women and girls’ health, protection, and wellbeing. There is a dearth of guidance for humanitarian actors on how to meet menstrual hygiene management needs across sectors in a comprehensive manner during emergencies. The objectives of the study are to develop and describe the implementation of a coordinated response integrating menstrual hygiene management, and to tie the components of the response to measurable outcomes for programming in acute emergencies. A cross-sectoral research team developed a toolkit and defined health and social outcomes for the evaluation of integrated responses.


  • Journal: Pilot testing and evaluation of a toolkit for menstrual hygiene management in emergencies in three refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania
  • Journal: Understanding the menstrual hygiene management challenges facing displaced girls and women: findings from qualitative assessments in Myanmar and Lebanon
  • Journal: Making the Case for a Female-Friendly Toilet
  • Research Brief | Elrha