High-quality menstrual hygiene management (MHM) still remains a challenge for low-income women and girls. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) still faces a lot of difficulties due to a lack of realignment between diverse stakeholders and sector siloes on menstrual health.
Girls’ ability to manage their menstruation is influenced by broader gender inequities across Kenya and can be hindered by the presence of discriminatory social norms. There may be opportunity to leverage MHM as an entry point to sensitive sexual and reproductive health topics, such as reproductive rights, transactional sex, and teenage pregnancy prevention.
“We always talk about [poor MHM] as young girls not going to school and we may be doing a disservice. We need to change the narrative and we need to invest in what is most important.” – Dr. Joyce Mumah, African Population and Health Research Center.
From the above gaps, Sustainable Rural initiatives (SRI) has partnered with Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO), to support school program on information sharing around Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and commodity distribution (sanitary towels), to the rural adolescent girls (11-14 years) in five Primary schools within Nyando Sub-County, Kisumu County. These activities are slated for 18th and 25th of August, and 1st, 8th, and 15th of September 2021 respectively from 10:00 am. The activities run as slated below:
1. Okana Primary School – 18th of August 2021
2. Ranjira Primary School – 25th of August 2021
3. Nyakakana Primary School- 1st of September 2021
4. Mbega Primary School-September – 8th of September 2021
5. Bungu Koraga Primary School – 15th of September 2021