Youth to Host Webinar on Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management in the Post COVID19 context
The World Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28th May creates a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of CSOs, government agencies, individuals, the private sector and the media to promote good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for all women and girls.
Secondly; there is an opportunity to actively advocate for the integration of menstrual hygiene management into global, national and local policies and programs. Through such efforts we can hopefully in future; we can reach every girl including those in vulnerable and hard to reach settings.
In celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day , Public Health Ambassadors Uganda(PHAU) will be convening a webinar under the theme “Challenges and Opportunities of addressing Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management in the Humanitarian Setting in the Post COVID19 context” on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 from 3pm – 4:30pm (East African Time).
Most importantly, this webinar will attract relevant stakeholders in the MHM sector with a focus on Humanitarian settings to identify and share unique ways to contribute to menstrual health and hygiene management in humanitarian settings.
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The Objectives of the webinar include:
1. To create awareness on the need, challenges and barriers that affect MHM implementation in the humanitarian setting.
2. To sensitize stakeholders on the ongoing innovations, their impact and opportunities present for MHM in the humanitarian setting.
3. To draw attention to the COVID 19 pandemic, the unique impact it has had and the opportunities it has created for programing going forward.
The Expected Outcomes include:
1. Important lessons from this exercise will be useful for the introduction and prioritization of MHM programming into future humanitarian response efforts.
2. Recommendations on how to design the most effective interventions for humanitarian settings taking into account the physical environment, context, beneficiaries’ needs and sustainability.