This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Over the last few years, the world has witnessed accelerated action to achieve the SDGs, especially SDG 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The increased focus on menstrual health and hygiene management (MHHM) has meant introduction of evidence-based guidelines and schemes to enable access to menstrual hygiene products in India. Innovations that expand the menstrual hygiene product choice and deliver sustainable menstrual waste management solutions have also evolved over the years. While the progress is encouraging, an area that continues to stymie the work on MHHM is the emergency context. This article shines a light on the need for a comprehensive approach to MHHM in emergencies and outlines a few possible actions that can be taken in this context. It can be a useful resource for implementers. Click here to read the article.