This post was originally published by PMA2020.
Melinda Gates, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaking at the Women Deliver 2013 conference. Photo by Rabin Martin, courtesy of Women Deliver.
Data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) are scarce, especially at a large scale. As Melinda Gates noted at the recent Women Deliver conference in May, “Data underpins everything… If you don’t have data, you don’t know where to make good investments. This is why I’m so excited about the potential of the commitment to close the gender data gap.”
Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) is responding to this need by collecting some of the first large-scale, population-level data on menstrual hygiene management (MHM).