Policy

About:

On May 29, 2017, the Hon. Minister of General Education, Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, MP, officially launched the National MHM guidelines and toolkit

Country

Zambia

Region

Organisation Location

Federal

Date of Introduction

On-going

Status of Policy

Law

Specific Person/s

Minister of General Education, Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, MP

Description

On May 29, 2017, the Hon. Minister of General Education, Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, MP, officially launched the National MHM guidelines and toolkit at Kamwala South Secondary School (Lusaka). “The guidelines give guidance on MHM programming for stakeholders involved in providing an enabling school environment through improvements in WASH infrastructure and associated services” the Minister stated in his speech. “My Ministry has since revised latrine designs for girls to include privacy and washrooms, prioritized provision of water in schools and developed standards thereof. In the same vein, an MHM Toolkit was developed to provide information on menstruation which will equip female learners with relevant knowledge needed to help them manage menstruation and also enable male learners and teachers offer the necessary support.”