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Displaced adolescent girls and women face many challenges managing their monthly menstrual flow with dignity
and comfort in various challenging settings around the world, such as refugee camps, informal settlements, and
while in transit across geographies as they flee disaster or conflict. Menstrual hygiene management requires easy
access to safe, private water and sanitation facilities, along with appropriate menstrual materials and supplies, discreet
disposal and waste management, and basic information on menstrual hygiene for displacement contexts. Yet, a
significant gap exists in terms of available guidance on effective, coordinated multi-sectoral approaches for a complete
menstrual hygiene management response. This paper describes one effort to address this gap, the development and
pilot testing of the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies Toolkit in three camps hosting Burundian and
Congolese refugees in Northwest Tanzania. Multiple methods were used to evaluate the implementation of the toolkit,
which included a process and endline evaluation. Key findings included the identification of content gaps in the draft
toolkit, the mapping out of a training and capacity building approaches needed for integrating menstrual hygiene
management into ongoing programming, the relevancy and appropriateness of the guidance prescribed, and the
potential for novel approaches to be identified by both water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and non-WASH sector
actors subsequent to sufficient training. Important lessons from this exercise may be useful for the introduction of MHM
programming into future global humanitarian response efforts.

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