We’ve partnered with Days for Girls and Irise Institute East Africa (IIEA)  to bring you a series of easy-to-use summaries of the menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) context for several countries in eastern and southern Africa. The first snapshots are the outcome of a webinar series hosted by Days for Girls and IIEA in early 2022, and we worked together to make the information available to you. Most importantly, we encourage you to use them for your advocacy work!

The country snapshots provide a research-based, high-level overview of three key aspects:

  1. The MHH context: Read key information on the situation in each country,  including access to menstrual products, washrooms and water, information and education, and social support.
  2. Policy landscape: Get an overview of existing policies and strategies, product taxes and standards, and related policies that may fall under other sectors such as education or WASH.
  3. Recommended resources: Access a suite of recommended resources and additional materials curated by regional experts.

The first round of snapshots which include Kenya, Uganda and Malawi were released in May 2022. Three more snapshots were released in October 2022, covering Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. The snapshot for South Africa was published on MH Day 2023 and Ghana in November 2023.


 If you want to collaborate to create a snapshot for your country, get in touch with us  info@menstrualhygieneday.org

Country and regional overview Asia & the Pacific

A progress review for East Asia and the Pacific has been released by UNICEF, WaterAid and the Burnett Institute in May 2023.

Country snapshots

Furthermore, please check out the WaterAid and UNICEF’s country profiles for Asia that have been updated in  2021. Countries include Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maledives, Nepal, SriLanka.

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