MeJARa aims to improve the menstrual experiences of women and girls in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by working with partners in Nepal and Guatemala.

In Nepal we have partnered with the Center for Research on Environment Health and Population Activities (CREHPA), a non-for-profit research organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Since its establishment in 1994, CREHPA has carried out more than 200 research and evaluation studies. CREHPA has been conducting mixed-methods research including randomized control trials across sectors including population, public health, adolescent and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender equality.

CREHPA works closely with the Government of Nepal, specifically, with the Ministry of Health and Population, and the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior citizens in identifying priority areas for research, finalizing study design, producing and disseminating results and facilitating research uptake. The research studies of CREHPA are highly respected by the government and civil society stakeholders. The Government of Nepal have expressed interest in learning from the findings of the MeJARa project and we look forward to working with CREHPA to maximise the impact of this important work.

Written by:

Josephine Mcallister