MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT (MHM) IN SCHOOLS

 eBASE Africa is piloting a Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) intervention aimed at increasing school attendance for over 10,000 adolescent girls in 15 schools located in education priority zones of Cameroon (East, North West and Far North Regions).

                       

 

This is a comprehensive MHM intervention that consists of improving MHM facilities for female learners including MHM waste management facilities, provision of MHM supplies to female learners, capacity building for teachers, and sensitisation campaigns on MHM in schools and communities. With recommendations from research and the ministry of secondary education, this intervention employs environmentally friendly waste disposal approaches and integration of MHM safe spaces into existing school structures. Moreover, this pilot intervention is being evaluated to test its feasibility, acceptability, and readiness for trial in the context of Cameroon.

Safe MHM Spaces will consist of portable water access; freely available pads, pants, and painkillers in a dignity pack; MHM informational flyers and posters; girls friendly toilets; environmentally friendly (recyclable) waste disposal system; all integrated in an existing school structures.

 

Project ImplementerUN Women Cameroon

UN Women partner organisations:

Region Partner organisation
East

KMERPAD

Far North

Association des Femmes Africaines Intègres pour la Recherche et le Développement (AFAIRD)
Northwest Centre for Advocacy Gender Equality and Action for Development (CAGEAD)

 

Intervention schools

Region

Primary schools

Secondary schools

East

-        Ecole primaire publique de Mandjou

-        Ecole primaire publique de Tigaza

-        Lycée Bilingue de Bonis

-        Lycée de Mandjou

-        Lycée Technique de Mandjou

Far North

-        Ecole publique Inclusive de Domayo

-        Ecole publique d’Application de Founangué groupe IB,

-        Lycée de Meskine

-        Lycée de Doualaré

-        CETIC de Kongola

Northwest

-        Government School Bamenda up station

-        Government Practicing School Old Town

-        Government Bilingual High School Bamendakwe

-        Government Bilingual Technical High School Bamenda

-        Government Bilingual High School Bayelle

 

 

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