This report provides a summary of the status of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in schools in South Asia. It describes the context for MHM in schools and recent progress in implementation of MHM services. It identifies progress and gaps in achieving sustainable and inclusive MHM services in schools at scale and draws together opportunities for further promoting and mainstreaming MHM in schools in South Asia.
This summary is accompanied by:* Eight country snapshots that provide a brief overview of the status of MHM in schools in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.* A synthesis report on the overall status of MHM in schools in South Asia. The analysis is based on an extensive literature review and key informant interviews with MHM practitioners and advocates in each of the eight South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries and working at the regional or global level.