Pandemics & Menstrual Health & Hygiene Management

New resources at the intersection of MHM and Covid-19

Nearly everyone doing social good work around the world seems to be scrambling madly at the moment. Organizations are trying to find ways to continue to make progress towards their original goals, while also rising to address emergent needs resulting from Covid-19 and the effects of community closures among the the populations they serve.  Moreover, most organizations are doing so under suddenly tightened financial constraints, with severely restricted mobility.

There are still more questions than answers about how to best deal with this rapidly changing situation. However, with remarkable speed, a number of reports and webinars have emerged to address this pandemic situation in the context of either gender in general, or with specific respect to menstrual health and hygiene in particular.

Here are some of the new resources we have come across in recent days.

Upcoming Webinars

  • April 21, 2020 – WEBINAR:  Period Talk – What do we need to consider during COVID-19?  Meeting Link.
  • 27 May 2020 – Menstrual Health Responses to Covid-19 Pandemic in Africa:  What Have We Learned?” Sponsored by Days for Girls and ACMHM.  (see FLYER LINK and watch for announcements about specifics on the Days for Girls Facebook site.) 

Resources and Infographics on Covid and MHM

  • Days for Girls Covid-related Infographics (Flyer Link)
  • UNHCR Resources for WASH approaches to Covid (LINK)

Resources on Gender & Covid

  • Data 2x – Gender and Data Resources Related to COVID-19 (website link)

Reports on Gender & Covid

  • UNICEF: “Five Actions for Gender Equality in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response: Technical Note.” (report link)
  • UNFPA Report: “COVID-19: A Gender Lens:  A technical brief protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promoting gender equality: (report link)
  • CARE Rapid Gender Analysis COVID-19 Pacific Region Report – 26 March 2020 (report link)
  • CARE Rapid Gender Analysis COVID-19: Global – data seems to be 18 March 2020  (report link)

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