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: Pathogen concentration in untreated fecal sludge - by: TeamWTR December 19, 2014We also found this references of articles that work with treated and untreated sludges hope they have information usefull to you: Blanca E. Jiménez C., Catalina Maya R. and Germán Salgado V. (2001). The Elimination of Helminth Ova, Fecal Coliforms, Salmonella and Protozoan Cyst by Various Physicochemical Processes in Wastewater and Sludge. Water Science and […]
- Re: Pathogen concentration in untreated fecal sludge - by: JKMakowka December 19, 2014While there might be a theoretical average pathogen burden on populations, which would be then passed on to sanitation systems, I don't see how that would make much sense to measure in on site sanitation systems, where one might be highly polluted as there is a infected person living in the household, while the one next door is free of most pathogens. O […]
- Re: Pathogen destruction in biogas plant vs ABR (Anaerobic Baffled Reactor) - by: JKMakowka December 19, 2014[Start of Page 2 of the discussion] Marijn Zandee wrote: One further comment, I think it would also be interesting to consider in the debate what the influence of pathogens that can be transferred between animals and humans is. Especially if some studies exist concerning the relative transmission rates of human-human and animal-human pathogen transfer in rur […]
- 2014 issues of the WASHplus Weekly - by: campbelldb December 19, 2014In 2014, the WASHplus Weekly compiled 4 issues on WASH & Nutrition, 2 issues on handwashing, and 8 issues on CLTS and other sanitation topics. Other topics include Learning from Failure, Ebola and WASH-related diseases, Multiple-Use Water Services, etc. Link
- Re: Pathogen concentration in untreated fecal sludge - by: TeamWTR December 19, 2014Hi We have a little information on raw untreated sludges. Maybe you can use some of it. Here is a table with the information we have. Hope it is useful, best of luck. Cati.
- Re: Pathogen concentration in untreated fecal sludge - by: TeamWTR December 19, 2014
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