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.
- Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: SudhirPillay August 29, 2014Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 In this issue: * The SanTech Demo Programme * The SPLASH Workshop * Industrial Use of Faecal Sludge for Fuel Purposes * Sanitation Community of Practice Workshop * The Low Flush Toilet for Anal Wipers * Entrenching of Faecal and Sewerage Sludges * In the Spotlight: Water for People Uganda * Snapshot: Latest from SRFA Project WIN- […]
- Invitation Stockholm WWW Seminar I Streamlining Strategies for Humanitarian Aid in the WASH Sektor I Sept. 3, 09:00-12:30, Room K11 - by: rob# August 29, 2014Dear all, We kindly invite you to the upcoming seminar at Stockholm World Water Week 2014 “Streamlining Strategies for Humanitarian Aid in the WASH Sector” on Wednesday Sept. 4 from 09:00 to 12:30 (Room K11). The seminar is organised by the German Federal Foreign Office and the German WASH Network together with UNICEF, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign […]
- Re: Is there a difference between faecal sludge and septage? - The issue of confusing terminology - by: pkjha August 29, 2014There are two following important publications one each on Septage and Faecal Sludge. i.A Rapid Assessment of Septage Management in Asia , by EAWAG, USAID, and WATERLINKS, 2010. It defines Septage as the combination of scum, sludge, and liquid that accumulates in septic tanks, ii.Faecal Sludge Management Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation, by […]
- Re: Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: SangitaVyas August 29, 2014Hi Pawan, You are right. In India, very few people have inexpensive, simple latrines. These types of latrines are much more common to find in other parts of the developing world, even in South Asia. In Bangladesh, it's very common to find simple pit latrines, the kinds that UNICEF/WHO classifies as "unimproved." It's virtually impossible […]
- Re: Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: pkjha August 29, 2014Hi Sangeeta As per the guidelines of NBA (earlier TSC) financial incentive will be provided after the construction and use of latrines. At policy level there is no problem in this regard. Main problem is almost complete lacking of monitoring (of construction and use of toilets) at the state and centre levels. Lack of awareness in rural areas is the most impo […]
- Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: SudhirPillay August 29, 2014
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