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Menstrual Hygiene Management Operational Guidelines


These guidelines provide a framework for how to plan, implement, and monitor and evaluate MHM programs. It includes access to various templates to assist organistions with MHM programming.

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The MHM Guidelines consist of three written chapters with corresponding appendices that provide explicit and comprehensive guidance on conducting an MHM Situation Analysis, designing an MHM program and monitoring and evaluating an MHM program. The MHM Guidelines also contain planning and implementation documents and tools that are not easily accessible online, or were developed through the piloting of these guidelines. This includes items like template budgets, consultant terms of reference and MHM Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey questions, as well as qualitative research tools. The guidelines were reviewed and piloted internally by Save the Children Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, El Salvador and the Philippines, as well by external stakeholders.