New data on WASH in schools by UNICEF

Around the world, the menstrual health and hygiene needs of girls are being overlooked. Only 2 out of 5 schools (39%) provide menstrual health education, and less than 1 in 3 schools (31%) have bins for menstrual waste in girls’ toilets. Released on Menstrual Hygiene Day, the new WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (JMP) report, “Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools 2015-2023: Special Focus on Menstrual Health,” analyzes emerging national data on menstrual health and hygiene in schools globally for the first time. The report also includes progress on broader access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools.

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