“Is it sick? Is it normal? What should I do?” Menstrual health and hygiene education in Tete

Vitória Mubai, project officer at ICRH Mozambique, delivering the menstrual health and hygiene kit to the Tete Provincial Directorate of Health World Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated in Mozambique as well, aiming to create more awareness among young girls. ICRH Mozambique implemented a one-year project focused on menstrual health and delivered an education and information kit to the Provincial Health Directorate of Tete. The kit responds to a lack of knowledge and information for girls and young people, particularly in the province of Tete but by extension in the whole country.

“This kit will help to demystify prejudices and broaden the knowledge of our young people about menstrual health and hygiene. From now on we will use this kit to guide us in talks and interpersonal communication with our girls and young people in the community, at school and elsewhere”, concluded Esperança Macamo, the contact for youth services at the Provincial Directorate of health in the Tete province.  

(Text & photo: Hassane Ibrahimo)