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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

Kshitij Foundation Planning of menstrual hygiene date 2023: 1.We started constructing Pink Room in rural school of Washim district (room have sanitary napkin vending machine, pad disposable machine, hygiene essentials, first aid kit, menstrual hygiene guide, etc) 2. Rally for menstrual hygiene awareness will be conducted. 3. Drawing, painting ,article writing ,poem writing ,first period […]

The Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Project (MHAP) initiative by Miss Chinonso Onyeacho and Miss Chimbuzo Chukwuemerie is intended to educate girls in underserved communities on menstrual hygiene management and contribute to global efforts to end period poverty. Through this project, we plan to empower 30 girls with knowledge of sustainable menstruation, menstrual hygiene and waste management. […]

La asociación pretende con este taller contribuir a desterrar los falsos mitos, los tabúes y el estigma que aún rodean a la menstruación, valorar los pros y los contras de los diferentes productos de gestión menstrual que se conocen, dando protagonismo al uso de la copa como alternativa por ser más económica, ecológica e higiénica. […]

This interactive & LIVE podcast episode is to get real about OUR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS! We’ll also be celebrating 1yr of ThaMonthly Podcast!!! Moderated by Dominique E. Smith (Owner of /ˈfēCHərs/; Former Professional Athlete) Guest Panelists include: Chrystyan Cross (Owner, Founder & Host of ThaMonthly Podcast) Shariah Montelongo (Herbal Apothecary; Owner of HerbingLegends) Rockenyia Mikes (Author; […]

A menstruação, embora seja algo normal no corpo de toda pessoa que tem um útero, é um evento carregado de vergonha, segredos e constrangimentos. As pessoas em geral se sentem desconfortáveis para falar sobre Menstruação. A pulseira menstrual é um símbolo e uma forma lúdica de se abrir espaços de diálogos para quebrar o estigma. […]

Using arts as a medium, Youngistaan Foundation is hosting an open mic session on 20 May (Saturday) at Lamakaan, Hyderabad City from 5:30 pm onwards to break the silence around periods and promote safe menstruation.

The Alliance for Period Supplies created Period Poverty Awareness Week to draw attention to the issue of period poverty and the negative impact it has on people who menstruate. We encourage everyone to join the movement and become advocates to help #endperiodpoverty – start a conversation about period poverty, host a virtual product drive, donate […]