Ms. Afshan Bhatti, our Research Manager in Pakistan, presented our UNICEF poster on our research on MHM in Pakistan at the 5th Annual MHM Conference that took place in New York on October 26, 2016.

The 5th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (WinS) will focus on the voices of girls’ captured globally to guide action and political commitments. This year’s presentations come from a range of countries, including Nepal, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan and Kenya! They will highlight examples of directly capturing girls’ voices on MHM barriers and proposed solutions, initiatives that translate girls’ expressed needs into actionable programming or strategic shifts in education, and WASH policies including indicators to capture measurable change. Participants can attend online from anywhere and participate live with comments and questions! This conference is organized by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF.


Read more about Real Medicine Foundation’s collaboration with the University of Columbia, with funding from Grow N Know Inc (G&K), launched a research study to explore how the onset of menstruation and puberty influences Pakistani girls’ school-going experiences, including school retention, and to develop the Pakistan Girls’ Puberty Book in line with G&K’s model of similar puberty books in low and middle-income countries, with the aim to promote young women’s health and education during pubertal transitions.

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