How we measure 'reads'
Jennifer Rubli currently works as the Research and M&E Coordinator at Femme International, an INGO that does menstrual health programming in East Africa. She is an M&E expert and has spent the last year developing an MHM M&E framework, and standardising tools and indicators. Her research areas of interest are in MHM programming and its effects on menstrual/reproductive health. She is currently working on baseline and M&E data collection and analysis at a regional level.
January 2014 - present
- Project Manager
Introduction: Poor menstrual health negatively impacts psychosocial and physical health, and subsequently leads to poor school outcomes, but the effort to improve adolescent girls' menstrual health in Tanzania remains fragmented. This study aimed to develop and pilot a scalable, comprehensive menstrual, sexual and reproductive health (MSRH) interv...
Objectives Objectives were to describe menstrual and intravaginal practices and sexual risk behaviors among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Tanzania. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted in secondary schools in Tanzania. Data on menstrual practices (e.g., product use), intravaginal practices (e.g., douching), and sexual risk w...
Background Attention to women’s and girls’ menstrual needs is critical for global health and gender equality. The importance of this neglected experience has been elucidated by a growing body of qualitative research, which we systematically reviewed and synthesised. Methods and findings We undertook systematic searching to identify qualitative stu...
Determine a baseline for how secondary schoolgirls in Moshi and surrounding areas manage their periods, and how that is affected by WASH facilities, MHM practices. Additionally, determine how menstruation affects their participation in school and community life.