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.
- Ecological Public Toilets for India? Is it possible? - by: ecoloo March 22, 2018Hi Kevin, Thank you for your valuable questions. Please follow the following link to better understand our system: www.ecoloogroup.com/impact.html Should you have any questions or require further clarifications, kindly revert to us. Thank you again and all the best!
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- Ecological Public Toilets for India? Is it possible? - by: ecoloo March 22, 2018