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: Looking for standards for school toilets (recommended toilets:learners) - by: kipkeny November 28, 2014Dear Colleague, Please follow on the link below which will take you to a manual developed jointly by WHO/UNICEF for the minimum standards of WASH Services in schools in low income countries www.unicef.org/wash/files/WASH_in_schools_manual.pdf Hope this will be of help
- Re: Is there a standard for handwashing taps/stations to learners? - by: muench November 28, 2014Dear John, I have moved your question to here to give it more attention. It's a good question (and I am no expert on this). I guess it depends on what you want to achieve with the handwashing at school. When I think of handwashing at schools, I immediately think of the work done with the government in the Philippines sparked by the NGO Fit for School. I […]
- Re: Some changes to the forum categories - by: hajo November 28, 2014hi all, one of the sustainability criteria calls for 'Socio-cultural and institutional aspects', I feel the category 'mindset & attitudes' could possibly be called accordingly 'Socio-cultural aspects' and can then include CLTS and else. The 'institutional aspect' of sustainability will be covered in the category […]
- Comparative study on the different types of toilets in India - by: vagisha November 28, 2014Hello, Does anyone know of or has done a comparative study on the different toilet systems that exist in India - WC, two-leach pit model, septic tank, DRDO, Ecosan, Sulabh and Composting toilets? Such a study would typically have information on how much water is used by these different toilets, what are the negative and positive effects of each and which of […]
- Re: Software to identify and quantify pathogenic helminth eggs (University Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico) - by: muench November 27, 2014Dear Cati, Ah, I didn't know that. So it is likely that people in country X or in region X are infected with one type of helminth, whereas in another country or region it will likely be another type? These helminths are therefore not really "competing" with each other in the same region? I am sorry, but I still have a question about the table […]
- Re: Looking for standards for school toilets (recommended toilets:learners) - by: kipkeny November 28, 2014
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