The 29th of May was World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019, so Health Europa wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the growing contribution to research and global action on menstrual health, saying:

“It’s about time we mitigate gender-health related disparities across the world – and research by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), led by Dr Penelope Phillips-Howard, is helping to address this. Issues relating to menstrual hygiene and health, and issues such as the lack of sanitary products in low and middle-income countries are all aspects that LSTM are addressing. Following successful interventions in Kenya, which have seen students staying in school, the expertise developed will now be used to research period poverty faced by homeless girls and women living in Liverpool.”

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