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UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse

Next FRESH webinar: Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies - Global guidelines and lessons learned from the Philippines

Presenters: Marni Sommer, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Jon Michael Villasenor, UNICEF Philippines
Time:17 May 2017 - 09.00 EDT/ 14.00 BST/ 15.00 EAT/ 21:00 SGT

Marni Sommer will be discussing the soon to be published Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Emergencies Toolkit, developed by Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the global humanitarian response community. The toolkit provides guidance on the assessment and interventions for a cross-sectoral MHM response in emergency contexts. It aims to inform the existing humanitarian response guidelines for a range of relevant sectors including WASH, protection, education, health, and shelter and camp management.

Jon Villasenor’s presentation will be on the MHM response to the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2014, where he will be discussing the actions taken in the immediate aftermath and over the longer recovery period. Jon will share the MHM lessons learnt from the response of the Philippines Government and its development partners and how these insights can be used to improve MHM programming in development and emergency situations.

The webinar will be moderated by Jackie Havers from Save the Children.

Further reading: A wide range of MHM resources can be accessed at the UNESCO HIV and Health Clearinghouse Resource Library

To find out more about the webinar series and how to participate visit: www.schoolsandhealth.org

The FRESH School Health and Nutrition webinar series provides monthly presentations by leading policy makers, researchers and implementers engaged in improving the health and education of children in low and middle income countries across the globe. 

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