Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies Toolkit

26 October 2017

The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies toolkit aims to provide streamlined guidance to support organisations and agencies seeking to rapidly integrate MHM into existing programming across sectors and phases.

This toolkit was informed by an extensive desk review, qualitative assessments with a range of humanitarian actors and organizations, and direct discussions with girls and women living in emergency contexts and directly affected by this issue.

The toolkit was designed to support a range of humanitarian actors involved in the planning and delivery of emergency responses. The guidance is therefore aimed to support:

  1. Program staff directly delivering services 
  2. Program supervisors and country-level staff responsible for designing, coordinating and monitoring field activities
  3. Technical staff focused on providing technical support and developing standards

Published by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the International Rescue Committee. Co-published by 25 humanitarian actors, including Plan International.

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Emergencies, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Menstruation, Water and sanitation