27 MAY 2020

To date there is no evidence of the repercussions of COVID-19 on menstrual health. However, the COVID-19 pandemic will have secondary impacts on girls’ and women’s ability to manage their menstruation, health and hygiene.

02 APRIL 2020

Effective strategies for controlling disease spread may have unintended consequences in low-income settings. For many residents physical distancing is not possible. Regular handwashing with soap reduces the spread of respiratory infections. In low-income communities, the high cost of soap can be a barrier to regular handwashing.