Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)

In honour of Menstrual Hygiene Day, the Humanitarian Library has updated its previous collection on Menstrual Hygiene Management. Take this opportunity to share or collect more content on the topic.
This updated collection contains guidelines, case studies, assessment reports and research papers on Menstrual Hygiene Management.

Current guidance comes from leading local and global organizations and institutions: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Conflict and Health, Global Protection Cluster (GPC), IFRC, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Journal of International Humanitarian Action, United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Somali Red Crescent Society and the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

The Humanitarian Library invites you to find more content on this topic on the Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) platform.

Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to, or create your own Collection on the Library.
Below this collection, you will find an other collection that may interest you on sexual and reproductive health, GBV or hygiene management.

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Hygiene Promotion Guidance

The "Hygiene Promotion Guidance" Collection aims to promote good personal and environmental hygiene in order to protect health, which in turn brings about positive change for people living in poverty.

WASH and Health Guidelines

The "WASH and Health Guidelines" Collection compiles recent humanitarian practices on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), aiming to improve the health levels of affected populations. According to European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, "Water, sanitation and hygiene (also known as WASH) are closely connected sectors and essential for good public health. In emergency and crisis situations, providing access to clean water in sufficient quantities is paramount. Basic sanitation and hygiene education are important for a healthy living environment. [...]. Lack of access to clean water and to basic sanitation, and low hygiene standards increase the vulnerability of people to epidemic outbreaks." To learn more about this, visit:

WASH: Sanitation Resources

The "WASH: Sanitation Resources" Collection aims to support procedures that promote sanitation in humanitarian contexts. As declared by WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on 1 October 2018, “Sanitation prevents disease and promotes human dignity and well-being, making it the perfect expression of WHO’s definition of health, as expressed in its constitution, as “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. . . The guidelines recognize that safe sanitation systems underpin the mission of WHO, its strategic priorities and the core mission of ministries of health globally.”