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School menstrual hygiene management in Malawi : more than toilets

This study answers a call from WaterAid (2009) for ‘evidence from the field’ that provides data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for school age girls in Malawi.
In the summer of 2011, the author carried out a pilot study in Malawi around MHM in five secondary schools. The main objectives were:
• to develop participatory methods of research with a focus group of eight adolescent girls per school.
• to understand girls’ voiced experiences around managing menstrual issues at secondary school and to determine girls’ needs.
Participatory group workshops, together with a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, a literature review and observations are here presented to WaterAid with a view to determining one or several recommendations for improved MHM in Malawian schools. [authors abstract]

TitleSchool menstrual hygiene management in Malawi : more than toilets
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsPillitteri, SP
Secondary TitleWaterAid report
Pagination24 p.; 5 fig.; 1 tab.; 4 images
Date Published2011-01-01
PublisherWaterAid
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, community schools project (malawi), cultural aspects, gender, malawi, menstruation, sanitation, schools
Abstract

This study answers a call from WaterAid (2009) for ‘evidence from the field’ that provides data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for school age girls in Malawi.
In the summer of 2011, the author carried out a pilot study in Malawi around MHM in five secondary schools. The main objectives were:
• to develop participatory methods of research with a focus group of eight adolescent girls per school.
• to understand girls’ voiced experiences around managing menstrual issues at secondary school and to determine girls’ needs.
Participatory group workshops, together with a questionnaire, semi-structured interviews, a literature review and observations are here presented to WaterAid with a view to determining one or several recommendations for improved MHM in Malawian schools. [authors abstract]

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