Amplifying the Access to Improved Menstrual Hygiene Menagement and Promoting the Rights of Girls in Schools – Cameroon

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to help break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential. UNESCO estimates that one in 10 girls in Africa misses one to 4 days of school per month so educating adolescent girls on MHM approaches brings substantial returns in fastering economic growth,reduced child marriage, delayed pregnancy, increase in the well-being and health of their is the key components of MHM services sustainable schools. Challenging stereotypes and taboos of Menstrual Hygiene Management faced by school-aged girls around in the educational settings is our goal for this year’s campaign. MOHCAM is collaborating with the VIP Women and ANPPCAN Cameroon to enable more synergistic and sustained progress on addressing menstruation-related needs in schools.

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