County First Ladies were trained on Menstrual Health Management (MHM) at Baobab Beach Hotel, Kwale County.
The three day training which ended on Wednesday June 20, was meant to empower the First Ladies with skills on how to respond to various challenges, develop solutions and raise the profile of sanitation and hygiene in their respective counties.
One of the achievements counties have made through MHM is the finalization of the MHM Policy and Strategy that will govern how MHM activities are undertaken in Kenya
The Ministry of Health (MoH) have undertaken measures to help in the promotion of MHM such as; prolonged approach to menstruation, breaking the silence on MHM, Safe and hygiene management of menstruation, Safe disposal of sanitary pads and other related materials. It is also working with KEBS to develop standards for reliable sanitary pads
With support from Water Supply & Collaborative Council (WSSCC), UNICEF and AMREF, the ministry has trained staff on MHM and developed tools such as reusable sanitary towels and advocating with other partners on matters to do with MHM.