Improved sanitation keeps girls in school


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Girls often miss school when they are menstruating because they lack access to clean water, latrines and hygienic sanitary products. In eastern Zambia, SPLASH has built 165 toilets with shower stalls for girls’ menstrual hygiene management. More than 13,000 adolescent girls have benefited from these improvements. The program also made reusable, washable menstrual pads for girls.