PATH’s solution is to develop and advance low-cost menstrual management options for girls and women in low-resource settings. Our finding from focus group discussions and literature reviews indicate that girls and women are
interested in disposable products that offer better absorbency and have a cheaper price tag than available options. There are also reusable options (cloth pads and menstrual cups) that can last for several years. These approaches require a higher up-front cost, access to clean water and soap, and thorough drying—resources that are not always available in poor communities. We are currently exploring a hybrid concept (i.e., a combination of a reusable, fluidresistant sleeve with a disposable, absorbent core) to address the growing challenge of disposing of plastic-lined pads and to reduce the cost. This hybrid option could also offer girls and women the flexibility of using a variety of
absorbent materials that are available to them.
- Re: Forum user of the month in March 2014 is FH Mughal from Pakistan! - by: F H Mughal March 11, 2014Dear Dan, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I too have enjoyed my communications with you. It is nice to get good information from an expert like you. Thanks and best wishes, F H Mughal
- Re: The most expensive [VACUUM] sewer in the world - on island Bonaire, NL - by: daniel March 11, 2014Dear Christophe and Detlef Especially the reaction of Detlef was interesting especially as he was apparently very involved once. My interest was only drawn to the subject because of what the NRC/ Mr. Joep Dohmen wrote. Furthermore I wanted more info on how sanitation on small islands can economically be made feasible; not especially the island ofBonaire. Thi […]
- Re: The Shitty State of Human Sanitation - by: canaday March 11, 2014Dear Steven, It is a pleasure to be of service ... and we are glad you like our interview. I saw your excellent recent issue on Issuu: issuu.com/afriwater.org/docs/africa_wate...nitation___hygiene_e It seems to be working very well. A couple of pages did not load, but I suspect the slow Ecuadorian internet. (By the way, the clay pots for purifying water seem […]
- Re: Faecal sludge to biodiesel (Columbia University, USA and Kumasi, Ghana) - by: mv2368 March 11, 2014Dear Dorothee, Thank you for your questions! Indeed, a new organization has now taken over the site in Kumasi. Nonetheless, the project continues in New York at Columbia University labs. During our pilot phase in Ghana, there was a reassessment of the original objectives and new ones have been introduced. More funding was received to look into the following: […]
- SuSana Webinar on TAF; 12th of March 2014 - by: SKATAOL March 10, 2014Dear All, as Elisabeth correctly indicated in 2013 there were webinars in which the two tools developed within the WASHTech project were presented in a general way. This upcoming webinar is different from previous webinars as it focuses more on the Sanitation side and in particular on field experiences from actors using the TAF. In this webinar a TAF user wi […]
- Re: 12 March -16h00 : SuSanA–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) - by: tmsinnovation March 10, 2014Spoke to Sean and André today and here are some more answersWill webcams of presenters and of participants be allowed in this webinar (I like the use of webcams in the Adobe Connect meetings; I think Webex also supports this; however most webinars don't encourage use of webcams for participants, only for presenters, due to bandwidth restrictions). We wi […]
- Re: The most expensive [VACUUM] sewer in the world - on island Bonaire, NL - by: AquaVerde March 10, 2014Hallo Christoph, For number clarifications: - In 2004/5 island total approx. 15,000 calculated p.e. this includes temp. visitors too. No planing existed ever to service all people (p.e. numbers)! By 2003 only 4,109 p.e. (along 500 m village beach line) for 20,000,000 EUR been planed. (I contacted your college on this strange numbers/approach by 2003 in Brazi […]
- Re: The most expensive [VACUUM] sewer in the world - on island Bonaire, NL - by: christoph March 10, 2014Daniel 1975 €/pe - 900 €/pe (my max estimation for the treatment plant (knowing now it is SBR I am sure this is more than sufficient))= 975 €/pe (for the sewer) Figure of 1,94 m/pe Therefore: Cost for the sewer 975/1,94 = 450 €/m Did I clarify? Christoph
- Re: Sense or Nonsense ? Fossil Carbon energy wasted just to destroy more Carbon energy at "advanced" WWTP's? - by: AquaVerde March 10, 20144 min video: Brian Mercer Award for Innovation - David Stuckey 2008 The Brian Mercer Award for Innovation provides funding for individuals or groups to develop an already proven concept or prototype in the general areas of the built environment and nanoscience/ nanotechnology through to the creation of a near-market product for commercial exploitation, ie to […]
- Re: Forum user of the month in March 2014 is FH Mughal from Pakistan! - by: campbelldb March 10, 2014Dear Mughal: Congratulations on your selection as forum user of the month. I have enjoyed our correspondence and your suggestions and I admire your efforts to keep up with the WASH literature along with your many other responsibilities. Best regards, Dan Campbell
- Re: Forum user of the month in March 2014 is FH Mughal from Pakistan! - by: F H Mughal March 11, 2014
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014Dear SuSanA members and partners, This news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. The newsmail is sent to 4688 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA cities working group meeting in Delhi, India on 23 March 2014 2. SuSanA Breaking the taboo sanitation cartoon competition 3. Preparation underway to launc […]
- Season's Greetings from the SuSanA Secretariat December 18, 2013SuSanA and Sanitation Highlights from 2013...
- SuSanA news mail November 2013 November 11, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners The newsmail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 4287 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA South Asia regional meeting in Bhaktapur, Nepal and side event at SACOSAN V 2. Feedback on the 17th SuSanA meeting on 31 August in Stockholm 3. November 19 is […]
- SuSanA news mail June 2013 July 9, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This bi-monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3894 subscribers and contains the following topics: Dr. Peter Morgan named 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Documentation of the SuSanA core group and key stakeholder meeting now online 17th SuSanA meeting […]
- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3593 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. Status quo analysis of SuSanA 2008 to 2012 summary now available online 2. Add your voice to the next 5 years of SuSanA 3. The 4C networking campaign 4. Vide […]
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013Peter Morgan – one of my Champions − has been awarded this year’s Stockholm Water Prize. Really well deserved! Congratulations Peter!
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
- World Toilet Day November 19, 2012Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
- No toilet, no bride! November 16, 2012In the UK Daily Mail of 23 October: No toilet? Then no bride − the Indian government's bizarre new campaign to increase indoor lavatories. Well, that’s one way of promoting sanitation!
- Top three toilets? October 31, 2012From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013
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