Impact of MH Day

MH Day 2018 Results

MH Day 2018 broke the records we set in 2017. Together, we managed to create even more visibility, relevance and action for MHM!

  • 503 events in 71 countries (up from 350 MH activities in 54 countries in 2017 and 180 activities in 34 countries in 2016), including educational events in schools, community rallies and concerts to raise awareness, advocacy workshops with governments, product donations and many more.
  • More than 650 articles and reports in key international and national online media and TV
  • More than 45,000 contributions and more than 700,000 interactions on social media
  • More than 130 million people reached with positive messaging about menstruation and MHM.

(Status 2.11.2018)


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The National Menstrual Hygiene Day events in Tharaka Nithi County in 2014, Kwale County in 2015 and Kericho County in 2016 were co-organised by the Ministry of Health, county governments and civil society partners. These events really helped to bring together the community, civil society and the Government of Kenya on the issue of MHM and were critical to initiate a joint process of development of a national MHM policy and strategy for Kenya. More and more, the national MH Day events are also contributing to the prioritization of the MHM at the county level, with many counties now advocating for increased resources for MHM.

Beverly Mademba

Head of Programmes, WASH United Africa

MH Day helped us to get the most visibility we ever had as an organization. Glamour called us up to feature our work on MHM. That would never have happened without MH Day!

Megha Desai

President, The Desai Foundation

MH Day helped FANSA’s work on MHM in India as FANSA state chapters across India used the opportunity for concerted action to raise awareness of the issue among different sections of the population and also to engage key government decision-makers about the need for more action on the issue.

Murali Ramisetty

Regional Convenor, Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FAN-SA)