Ekibada: Our Periods Matter

PROJECT LOCATION

Maina Parish, Mayuge District, Uganda

Status

Complete

When

2019

Health Concern

Menstrual Hygiene Management, Gender Based Violence

Project Hypothesis

The built environment has an impact on women and girls’ menstrual hygiene management through social, cultural, and environmental contexts.

Project Strategy

A needs assessment of the built environment and its impact on menstrual hygiene management through 10 household surveys.

Project Outcomes

The analysis of the survey data helped us understand the correlation between the built environment and menstrual hygiene management (MHM). The results show that the sanitation facilities and access to water are inadequate and that a larger campaign to address these issues would in turn improve MHM concerns.

Research Outcomes

  • Only 4 of the 12 assessed households had a handwashing facility (water only).
  • No participating households had access to soap at their hand washing facility.
  • 10 out the 12 assessed households did not have a toilet design that was safe and private.

Project Partners

SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT PROVIDED IN PART BY

  • SOGH donors
For more information on this project, please contact ARCHIVE here.

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