Research and Learning Brief: Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management Approaches for Girls in Ghana


The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Health (WASH 4 Health) project, a 6-year program in Ghana, is establishing sustainable access to dignified, safe, and improved water supply and sanitation and teaching behaviors and attitudes necessary for healthy lifestyles. Global Communities, an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to sustainably improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable, is implementing WASH 4 Health in Ghana. 

As part of the WASH 4 Health program, Global Communities partnered with Be Girl, a mission-driven US-based social enterprise that creates innovative, reusable menstrual protection products and age-appropriate menstrual education methodologies, to implement a six-month pilot project and survey (January through June 2018) and explore the effects of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) interventions for girls in urban and rural Ghanaian communities.