Guidance for Monitoring Menstrual Health and Hygiene
There has been significant increased attention to menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) in the WASH sector over the past decade, but it has not been accompanied by robust or consistent monitoring. While there is not yet sufficient evidence to recommend a comprehensive set of validated indicators and questions to support MHH monitoring, there are simple steps that can be taken now by governments and programme managers to strengthen monitoring efforts. The purpose of this guide is to support the development and/or improvement of MHH monitoring, by highlighting basic principles (including ethical considerations) and example questions to monitor the various elements of MHH. The questions and the wider guidance are not intended to be comprehensive or prescriptive; rather, they represent practical suggestions for monitoring MHH, based on sector experiences and the best available information at the time of publication.