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A teacher hands out sanitary pads at a school in Isidore, India.

Comprehensive programming for menstrual health in schools in India 26 May 2017

Schools offer a crucial chance for menstrual hygiene programmes to make transformations that will benefit adolescent girls long into their futures. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, Arundati Muralidharan, WaterAid India’s Policy Manager for WASH in Schools, Health and Nutrition, describes the menstrual hygiene landscape in India’s schools, and the work WaterAid India is doing to improve it.

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Health worker Isattu Jalloh, checks the pregnancy of 28 year old Iye Tucker, at the health post in the village of Vaama, Sierra Leone, May 2013.
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Mohammed Ishmail, water point technician, Kalshi Takar Baa slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.

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Nazmul Hossain is the caretaker at the SIDKO Plant, he carries out regular maintenance to keep that plant in operation, Nazmul was appointed by the SIDKO plant management committee, Ward-8, Murarikhathi, Kalaroa, Shatkhira, Bangladesh, 2014.
35 year old Lawayesh Wonde carries vegetables to sell at the market. Ethiopia
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Villagers work on capping the water source, currently an unprotected spring, in Adi Sibhat.
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