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THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING MH DAY!

We would like to thank each and every one of you who contributed to this year’s MH Day, be it by organising an event, engaging political decision makers, educating girls about menstruation, working with the media, creating social media buzz - or any other way. You did an amazing job and helped make MH Day bigger than ever!
 
Read on for a short summary of MH Day 2017.
 
Thanks again - you are fantastic!
 

International Coordinator MH Day, WASH United
MORE EVENTS
        Malawi - Youth Hub

In 2016, we had a record 180 MH Day events in 34 countries. We just finished the count for MH Day 2017 and couldn’t be more excited to share that we set an unbelievable new record: 349 MH Day events in 53 countries! 
This includes government-supported national MH Day events in many countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Pakistan, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Numerous countries - including the Philippines and Togo - joined in the MH Day celebrations for the first time.
Check out the gallery to see the diversity and creativity of this year’s MH Day events.

The Philippines - Philippine Commission on Women
South Africa - Kindness like Confetti
Bangladesh - WSUP 
Colombia - Carpa Roja
Visit gallery
Don't you see your event or have not sent in pictures? Let us know!
MORE SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ
With nearly 30,000 mentions - including 18,000 Twitter posts - MH Day 2017 reached a total of 158 million people via web and social media. More people learned and talked about menstruation and menstrual hygiene than ever before!

The most successful MH Day content was this video with Indian slam poetry artist Aranya Johar. The video went viral and had over 7.7 million views, 80,000 shares and 3,700 comments on the Indian Facebook page of Menstrual Hygiene Day alone!


 
We also really loved the #periodemoji campaign launched by Plan UK on MH Day. 37,000 people voted, and the winner will soon be submitted to Unicode (the organisation responsible for emoticons on your mobile phones).
MORE MEDIA COVERAGE
Articles about menstrual hygiene and MH Day appeared in The Guardian, Huffington Post, El Pais and other leading international media. Many of your events were featured in the more than 280 articles about MH Day published by national and local media.
WHAT'S NEXT?
While MH Day has been incredibly successful in its first four years, the massive success of MH Day 2017 shows us just how much more we can achieve together. In the next four years, let’s collectively shift up another gear, so we can further accelerate progress on MHM. We’ll be in touch with you soon to share our plans to further scale the impact of MH Day in the coming years. 

In the meantime, we are thrilled to continue growing our MHM resource section, so be sure to keep checking back. And please send us your publications, materials, videos or research so we can include them.

Again - a big round of applause  👏  for everyone who contributed to MH Day 2017!
Please continue to share your amazing work with us!
A big "THANK YOU" 
to Proctor & Gamble and Vitol
Foundation for supporting our work on
MH Day 2017.
OTHER NEWS

MHM Virtual Conference Call for Abstracts

The 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools is co-hosted by UNICEF and Columbia University, and will be streaming live from the Water & Health Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on 
17 October 2017.

Call for Abstracts by 21 July 2017

Get more information here.

New funding opportunity

STARS IN REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, has launched a new funding opportunity open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada.

Deadline August 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Read more here.
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