FRESH School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Webinar: Measuring outcomes for Menstrual Health & Hygiene - May 2020

  • Why is absenteeism not an easy outcome to measure with menstrual health and hygiene programs?
  • What evidence exists regarding the effects of poor menstrual hygiene and girls’ education?
  • How is Save the Children monitoring MHH programs?

Join us to discuss Save the Children's MENSES (Menstruation- related Engagement, Self-Efficacy and Stress) Assessment. We will learn about the four phases of the development of the Menstrual-related Engagement, Self-Efficacy and Stress (MENSES) Assessment and evidence from the Philippines and Mexico. We will hear whether data from this instrument could be interpreted and provide consistent and meaningful information about school participation, stress, and self-efficacy—outcomes that have been qualitatively linked to girls’ experiences managing menstruation in school.  The webinar commemorates Menstrual Hygiene Day (28th May) whose campaign symbol this year is the Menstruation Bracelet.  


  • Jacquelyn Haver, Senior Specialist, Save the Children
  • Jeanne Long, Director, Save the Children

Presentation downloads:

  1. New Directions for Assessing Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools: A Bottom-Up Approach to Measuring Program Success
  2. Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent schoolgirls in low- and middle-income countries: research priorities
  3. MHM Operational Guidelines
  4. Menstrual health and school absenteeism among adolescent girls in Uganda (MENISCUS): A feasibility study.
  5. A Time for Global Action: Addressing Girls’ Menstrual Hygiene Management Needs in Schools
Published 2020-05-19

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