Menstrual hygiene management in schools in South Asia

This report gives a country snapshot of MHM in India.

An adolescent girl takes a sanitary napkin as she uses a vending machine installed in the school during a session on Life Skill Education Module as part of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management for Adolescents Girls project (MAHIMA) an initiative of UNICEF at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Aavasiya Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Patratu.


Various ministries including Drinking Water and Sanitation, Health and Family Welfare, Human Resource Development, Rural Development, Women and Child Development, policies and programmes have contributed to Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in schools over recent years and the current momentum offers potential for even wider impact across India. Areas that require concerted action are systematic coordination between government agencies involved in MHM programming, monitoring to track progress, and effective budget allocations and utilization to support cross-sectoral action and convergence.

This report gives a country snapshot of MHM in India. 

Cover page of MHM in Schools snapshot.
Publication date

Files available for download