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Podcast featuring Virginia Roaf, Neville Okwaro and Radha Paudel, who discuss how to tackle the taboo surrounding menstrual hygiene at the global level, in Kenya and Nepal, respectively. 

TitleMenstrual health
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRoaf, V, Okwaro, N, Paudel, R
Secondary TitleWASH Talk
Pagination18m 06s
Date Published05/2017
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This episode of IRC's podcast series WASH Talk focuses on a topic that is still suffering from many taboos and is seriously neglected in government policies: menstrual health. Host Jeroen Westerbeek and co-host Catarina Fonseca talk with independent consultant Virginia Roaf, Neville Okwaro from Kenya's Ministry of Health Knowledge Management WASH Hub and the president of Action Works Nepal (Awon) Radha Paudel.

Ms Roaf discusses why menstruation is still a global taboo, the policies needed to address this, and why it is an issue that should concern both men and women. Ms Paudel shares the severe challenges she faces when tackling menstrual hygiene problems in Nepal. Although Mr Okwaro has a more positive story to tell from Kenya, he still feels the government can do more to support breaking the taboo. 





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