Menstrual Hygiene Management in Africa
This presentation addressed the issue of menstruation hygiene management which in the past has not received the need attention in the circles of sanitation and hygiene. The presenter touched on myths and cultural taboos mainly from Africa surrounding menstruation, adaption methods of menstruation, high cost of sanitary materials, and inadequate sanitation facilities as well as their ill-effects on education and development of the girl-child.
Presentation given at: 4th African Water Week (AWW)
Session 8, Subtheme 1: "Water and Sanitation for Development" - "Sustainable sanitation and the role of hygiene in the value chain"