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Menstrual Hygiene Management is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of girls. Menstrual hygiene education, availability of water and toilets, safe sanitation facilities with access to sanitary products, are important factors enabling girls to attend school and lead a healthy life, not interrupted by menstruation.
This guidance booklet is an education resource to help girls to manage, with …

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Make Me a Change Agent: An SBC Resource for WASH, Agriculture, and Livelihoods Activities is an adapted version of the Make Me a Change Agent: A Multisectoral SBC Resource for Community Workers and Field Staff guide (produced in 2015 under The TOPS Program) and was co-created by the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP)-funded SCALE and PRO-WASH awards.

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WoMena Uganda conducted a rapid assessment in collaboration with WoMena’s Knowledge Management team in six districts in Uganda to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on menstruating girls and women. The infographic shows the assessment’s preliminary findings on menstruation status and practices, gender-based violence (GBV), water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) status, accessibility …

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An overview of, as well as the presentations from the Mini ILE can be found following the first external link below "Resources and Overview of the ILE Virtual Conference". Additional resources are provided following the other external links as well as in the provided PDF "WASH in Schools Checklist to Manage COVID-19 Response".

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Research from past epidemics of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by coronaviruses has suggested viruses are excreted in stools by infected human beings. They have been detected in sewage. Mapping where they were found can help determine if there were infections in a geographic area. This method has been used to keep tabs on polio and use of drugs, especially cocaine.

Traces …

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Schematic depiction of workflow for testing sewage for COVID-19

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This is a photo-essay on the lives of sanitation workers in India. It depicts their working conditions and calls attention to the need to improve this.

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There is a growing understanding that gender-based violence (GBV) has many dimensions, both physical and psychological. It additionally includes both a deliberate deprival of dignity and access to basic services. This also applies to menstrual health management (MHM):

Physical violence: menstrual products can be expensive; this at times causes conflict since men are often …

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Clean drinking water, improved sanitation and good hygiene practices are life-sustaining and play an important role in maintaining public health. The benefits of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) cannot be underestimated in controlling the spread of disease, as well as underpinning human rights, well-being and development. Safe water, sanitation and hygiene is a necessity to reduce the spread …

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El coronavirus COVID-19 está causando estragos en la economía y los sistemas de salud a nivel global, sin embargo existen esfuerzos de diferentes organizaciones que dan frutos en el intento de contener esta emergencia internacional que ya fue declarada como pandemia.

¿Como podemos influir en el comportamiento de las personas? ¿Qué buenas prácticas se pueden aplicar para proteger al …

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Did you know stress can impact your menstrual cycle and change your menstrual period? Listen to WoMena Trainer Faith Kichodo explain the changes you may see during this stressful period, and remember: Menstruation does not stop for the pandemic, and we are in this together.

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Water scarcity in the Arab region is intensifying due to population growth, economic development, and the impacts of climate change. It is manifested in groundwater depletion, freshwater ecosystem degradation, deteriorating water quality, low levels of water storage per capita, and added pressures on transboundary water resources. High‐income Arab countries have sought to circumvent the …

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Please browse the AfWA ICE 2020 presentations repository. The repository is made up of the six tracks that the Congress comprised of. Under each track, there are the different days of the Congress i.e 24th, 25th , 26th Feb 2020. Under the folder of the date, you will find the presentations. Thank you for attending the historic and largest Water Congress in Africa.

Track 1: Water …

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Menstruation is connected to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is not unique – many other fields also find this connectedness. However, we find it particularly striking in view of the fact that menstruation has only become a high profile issue in the last 5-10 years, and is still not mentioned explicitly in the SDGs.

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WoMena Uganda in collaboration with several partners (Marie Stopes Uganda, Welthungerhilfe, private pharmacies, Ruby Life, and HUE Experiential) conducted the Menstrual Cup Market Accessibility Project in Uganda to integrate menstrual cup (MC) distribution and 6 payment models into service delivery and evaluate the models in terms of effectiveness and feasibility. Results indicate that the most …

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Menstrual poverty, also called period poverty, is understood as the range of interconnected deprivation menstruators face. But which factors play a role and what can the WASH sector do to tackle menstrual poverty? Examples from a Yazidi IDP camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq illustrate why the time for action is now.

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Approximately 25% of the world population are females aged 15 - 49. Ensuring that women and young girls are able to address and manage their menstruation in a safe and hygienic manner is of utmost importance for public health and safe hygiene. However, the prevailing lack of awareness, persistent tabooization of the topic, socio-cultural beliefs and traditional hygiene practices, as well as …

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Biomass Controls Publications
Last updated 29 April 2020

2020
Elledge, Myles, Anju Toolaram, Parker, Alison. A Gender Lens into Sanitation
Technology Innovation (2020). Journal of Management in Engineering, 2020, 36(4): 06020002

Claire M. Welling, Sarani Sasidaran, Prateek Kachoria, Sarah Hennessy, Brendon J. Lynch, Stephanie Teleski, Hitendra Chaudhari, Katelyn L. Sellgren, Brian R. …

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This new compilation of MHM resources attempts to provide an overview of and categorise the key resources on MHM to date. By bringing together the growing body of resources, including research, case studies and information material for girls and boys, this publication intends to provide interested individuals and organisations with an overview of the most relevant publications on MHM.

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On 13th of May SuSanA and GIZ (Sustainable Sanitation Programme & Support to the Health Sector Programme Nepal) jointly hosted a webinar on "Improving healthcare waste management and WASH during the COVID-19 pandemic".

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing a rapid increase in healthcare waste. Countries and health systems are struggling to safely manage and dispose of this waste in …

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10 immediate WASH in schools (WinS) actions;

1. Handwashing
2. Water availability
3. Supplies
4. Cleaning and disinfecting
5. Waste management
6. Physical distancing
7. Establish a monitoring team
8. Operation or training
9. Checklists
10. Hygiene culture

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This publication describes the beginnings of a movement to address the adverse effects of healthcare waste on both people and the environment in Nepal. Healthcare waste refers to all waste generated in healthcare facilities, research centers and laboratories. It includes a broad range of materials, from potentially hazardous items, such as used needles and syringes, soiled dressings, body parts …

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One of the best ways to protect public health is to follow good hygiene and sanitation practices as outlined in Sandec publications. The new coronavirus spreads primarily directly from person to person when they cough, sneeze, or speak. Indirect transmission can occur by touching surfaces with your hands, and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. These are the main pathways of transmission, not …

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In Uganda approximately 86% of South Sudanese refugee arrivals are women and children (UNHCR, 2017a). Globally, girls and women often lack the ability to manage their menstruation with dignity due to lack of adequate and private facilities, safe, acceptable and accessible menstrual health products and knowledge, which can be further exacerbated during conflict and displacement. Menstrual health …

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