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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

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QIKA has been organizing a campaign against menstrual stigma and poverty since 2021. The two key activities include the publication of articles relating to menstrual health and the distribution of menstrual products in public spaces. This year we have started an online petition to remove the VAT from menstrual products, which in Kosovo is 18%. […]

In commemoration of 2023 World Menstrual Hygiene day Together Alive Health Initiative and Dash For Girls are holding a 3-day MH fest in Napak district. The 3-day fest will feature a series of events including integrated girl talks on menstrual health and reproductive health, training on making reusable pads, and distribution of pads in the […]

La campagne digitale permet aux jeunes filles de partager leurs expériences authentiques sur comment elles ont vécu les premières règles. Cette campagne permet de parler librement des règles, de partager les frustrations mais aussi les bonnes pratiques sur comment ces jeunes filles ont pu surmonter leurs peurs. Surveillez les vidéos avec UNICEF Congo à Brazzaville.

We plan to organize a workshop with 15 adolescent girls. The objective of this program is to enhance the knowledge of these girls on menstrual health and the importance of  propper menstrual hygiene management. Specifically, we want to; – improve access to menstrual hygiene products and education – Reduce period stigma, taboos and shaming – […]

We join hands and are committed to the theme for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023 ‘Making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030’ We intend to raise awareness about the challenges regarding access to sustainable menstrual products, education about menstruation and period-friendly sanitation facilities

Youth Planet has organized a week-long program on the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management at a global level. Day-1: Girls’ Talk Day-2: Girls’ Talk Day-3: Girls’ Talk Day-4: Girls’ Talk Day-5: Girls’ Talk Day-6: […]

A vida de adolescentes Menstruantes é cheia de desafios, desde a falta de produtos de higiene a bullying, medo, vergonha, falta de informações e instalações inadequadas. Refletir sobre essas questões são importantes para tomadas de decisões que solucionem esses problemas.

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