Sanitary Pad Interventions for Girls' Education in Ghana: A Pilot Study

in the series 3ie-LIDC Seminar Series

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2012
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Venue: Lower Meeting Room, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Paul Montgomery, Oxford University

Increased education of girls in developing contexts is associated with a number of important positive health, social, and economic outcomes for a community. The event of menarche tends to coincide with girls' transitions from primary to secondary education and may constitute a barrier for continued school attendance and performance. This presentation will discuss the development of an intervention study which follows the MRC Framework for Complex Interventions, and presents results of a pilot controlled study that was conducted in Ghana to assess the role of sanitary pads in girls' education.
Paul Montgomery is Professor of Psycho-social Intervention at the Centre for Evidence Based Intervention at Oxford University.

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