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.
- Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: SangitaVyas August 22, 2014Title of grant: SQUAT (Sanitation Quality, Use, Access, and Trends): Evidence based sanitation advocacy for India Subtitle (more descriptive title): To promote evidence-based sanitation policy-making in India that can reduce open defecation and improve children’s health by promoting latrine use Name of lead organization: Research Institute for Compassionate […]
- Re: "Most progressive water utility in Africa” wins 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award - by: scottchen August 22, 2014Hi, Eliesabeth: Thank you for the detailed information given to me. It is hilly area and the households have enough space for the gardening work. The urine can be used for growing vegetables where can be grown throughout the year. If there were an research opportunity for the reuse of urine and dried feaces, i would like to go there to demonstrate my practic […]
- Docoumentry Film "The Curse" on Menstrual Hygiene - by: SonikaHEEALS August 22, 2014Watch Our New Documentary Film!! " The Curse" The 4-minute, 5-second documentary, on the theme Water Sanitation, Menstrual Hygiene and Girl Education, features the life of a young girl and her experiences at home with regard to sanitation and hygiene. Date of release of the documentary film “The Curse “on Menstrual Hygiene was June 30th, 2014. The […]
- Re: The ACF WASH in Nutrition team is developing 3 posters which aim at explaining the links between WASH and Nutrition - by: Taber August 22, 2014Hi, Carlotta -- These are very much needed. Would it be possible to provide a poster template on which nationals could paste the info in their own language? Thank you. Taber Hand, Wetlands Work! - Cambodia
- Re: Article in The Namibian newspaper: Communities unhappy with dry toilet project - by: JKMakowka August 22, 2014Reading between the lines this seams to be a case of badly constructed dry toilets (rainwater can enter), done by uninterested bureaucrats ("communities need to change mindset"), and last but not least overloading of the systems due to public use. I think especially the last part seems relevant (also to answer the smell issue). These seem to be mor […]
- Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: SangitaVyas August 22, 2014
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