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Events organised by Menstrual Hygiene Day supporters

24 - 25 May Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health

The African Coalition on Menstrual Health  (ACMH) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa have announced that the Africa Coalition Symposium on Menstrual Health, which will be held from 24-25 May 2023  from 1.30 – 5pm South Africa time virtually. The theme for this year is “Achieving menstrual justice through a grassroots and multisectoral approach.”

As the virtual follow-up of the previous symposium held in May 2021 in Johannesburg, the symposium will track the progress made thus far against the Call to Action in 2021. The symposium will be guided by panels of high-level leaders and champions, academicians, community-led developers, innovators, young leaders and private sectors among many others during the two-day conversations dedicated to menstrual health.

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Registration is limited. You can also join via Youtube once the event starts.>> Youtube livestream

21-29 May Tanzania National Coalition activities


Press release – a call to action

 21st May 2023

One week before the MH Day a press release will be made via the MoH Digital Media platform and will be picked up by Coalition Members and influencers


A one-week media engagement

From 21st -28th May, 2023

A talking note will be prepared to guide the speakers, a list of speakers will be drawn from MHH members at least 20 members, and a Media house with broad coverage/reach will be chosen. Free media services-Presentation will be made and if possible video and radio sports


Launching of sanitary pads vending machine

26th May 2023

The launching will be done by the Minister of Health on this day as it will be a working day where all the students will be readily available at Bunge Secondary School


To conduct National Dialogue on MHH, which will involve senior national-level officials

28th May 2023

The dialogue will involve key speakers from MoH, PORALG, MoFP, MoA, MoCDG and the Chair of each Pillar while the participants will be all the MHH members (250) and representatives from Ministries (100) and Institutions (TMDA, TBS, TRA, NIMR, IHI)


Launching of OKY App for Tanzania Girls developed by UNICEF.

28th May 2023

The launching will be done by Hon Minister for Health on MH Day after giving her speech prior to National Dialogue. It is a period-tracking app tailored for girls in Tanzania. The displays of App will be provided during the dialogue session.


Diagnostics and medical Consultation on Menstrual Cramps. To celebrate the commemoration by offering management to women and girls with menstrual challenges.

28th May 2023

Specialized health personnel will be involved and women and girls with challenges can consult them. At least 20 health personnel will be involved each of whom will attend 50 clients making a total of 1000.A special avenue to allow privacy has to be decided


TOT to Matrons on Menstrual Cramp First Aid service to school girls from 8  district councils in Dodoma Region.

29th May 2023

At least 3 health teachers in primary of each council will be chosen to attend a one-day training. The facilitators will be the specialized health personnel who were involved in attending women and girls with challenges in MH Day TOTs will also be invited to attend the dialogue


Conduct Annual General Meeting – AGM of Tanzania MHH Coalition

29 May 2023

The meeting will be attended by Coalition Members with the agenda of reviewing the previously agreed actions.

31 May - The power of collective action on MHH by GMC and MH Hub

A vibrant community of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) networks are working tirelessly to make menstrual equity a reality in their regions and countries. The Global Menstrual Collective (GMC) and  MH Hub are bringing together powerful networks from Africa, the Pacific, South Asia, and beyond to learn from the collective experience of Tanzania, East Africa and Nepal feat. a special guest for reflections.

Together we believe that joint advocacy, evidence-generation, and cross-learning can strengthen a global movement for MHH for all!

Join us for our first fireside chat on 31 May, 2023.
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Events organised by the Menstrual Hygiene Day partners

The organization organized an event dubbed “Girls Interschool Menstrual Festival” under the theme “Menstruation is not an obstacle for a girl child to fail to continue studies” The event will be held on 28th May 2023, Mtwara Tanzania. FB Empowerment seeks to empower young women in Tanzania to reach their full potential and see them […]

We will be donating sanitary towels to the identified girls of Relebetse Primary School in Bloemside Phase 4, Bloemfontein (South Africa). Passionate Kasi Chix Foundation and Cynthia. M have identified 4 schools in Bloemfontein, which we will be donating pads to, every term through our drive.

The event will be held on 28th may 2023 in one of the church halls at 11am EAT. we shall have a total of 350 girls between the age of 12yrs and 21yrs . the girls will come from the informal settlement which is found in kinyago village California ward kamukunji sub county Nairobi county […]

We want to reach out to 20,000 girls in public Secondary schools and women in Enugu State, South East Nigeria with Sanitary Pad, Menstrual Hygiene Cards, Hygiene lectures and counseling. It will run for days because of the difference in location.

Women and girls’ access to MHM is a component of gender-responsive WASH services; SDG 6.2 acknowledges the right to menstrual health and hygiene, with the explicit aim to, “By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls […]

Menstrual Stigma is a major challenge among women and girls around the world. The End Menstrual Stigma Event will focus on sensitizing community members of their responsibilities in response Menstrual Hygiene and Normalizing Menstruation among Women and Girls.

#WeAreCommitted to #endperiodpoverty #endperiodshame by donating period products to underprivileged girls in schools in Rarieda, Siaya County in Kenya. Through our Rarieda Girl Power Initiative, we educate schoolgirls on MHH, sensitize school managements on the importance of period-friendly infrastructure, and demystify taboos and stigma in the process as we engage the boys too to #endperiodstigma

We are preparing an event that will involve morethan 600 girls whom we shall move with on streets of kiganda town council holding flags of and band instruments, the event will involve donating free menstrual cups (couldyou cups) and tree seedlings as one way of conserving environment because currently climate change is affecting more […]

We are preparing an event that will involve morethan 600 girls whom we shall move with on streets of kiganda town council holding flags of and band instruments, the event will involve donating free menstrual cups (couldyou cups) and tree seedlings as one way of conserving environment because currently climate change is affecting more […]

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