WASH in Schools Integration

Supplementary MHM Training Session for Teachers

By the end of this session, the participants will be able to:

1.      Describe the physiology of puberty and menstruation

2.      List the elements of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in school

3.      Discuss the consequences of poor or inadequate MHM

4.      Outline the main barriers/challenges to MHM in schools, and corresponding actions to mitigate these challenges:

Integration Slide Decks

Integration was a core strategic objective of the WASHplus project, and almost all implementation countries had an integration component. Integration took place across different sectors including: WASH-HIV, WASH-nutrition, WASH-NTD, WASH-education.

WASHplus integrated WASH into HIV in Kenya and Uganda. These were deliberate integrated programs implemented with HIV funding. In Kenya, WASHplus also integrated inclusive sanitation into the Kenya WASH-HIV program to bring WASH to all vulnerable populations.

WASHplus End of Project Report: What We Did and Why It Matters

The report provides a summary of the key cross-cutting themes that informed the six-year WASHplus activity; describes WASH and HAP country-level activities; and includes links to tools, stories, learning briefs, reports, and other resources that provide a full picture of project experience and learning.


Essential WASH Actions: Draft

Essential WASH Actions are practices that contribute significantly to disease reduction and improved health outcomes. This proposed draft covers safe feces handling and disposal, optimal handwashing, and treatment and safe storage of drinking water.

Innovation Infographics

Infographic depicts WASHplus approach and activities in Innovation in these areas: Sanitation, Hygiene, WASH Integration, and Clean Cooking.

Menstrual Hygiene Management among Schoolgirls in Eastern Province of Zambia

The overall purpose of this study was to identify the experiences and challenges schoolgirls faced in hygienically managing menstruation during school hours and explore its effects on school attendance and learning. Research that examines the ways in which MHM influences girls’ daily lives and freedom to learn in the Zambian context is lacking. Therefore, the research described below was implemented with the following objectives:

WASH in Zambian Primary Schools: Essential Elements for Quality Education

A poster presentation by Dr. Justin Lupele and Sarah Fry from the USAID Zambia SPLASH Project, at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, March 2015.


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