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: 5th Annual Virtual MHM in WinS Conference Columbia University and UNICEF October 25th 2016 - by: danikacomey October 23, 2016Hi Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your questions and thank you for registering for the 5th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools, Capturing Girls’ Voices: Channeling Girls’ Recommendations into Global Advocacy and National Level Change. This year’s presentations come from a range of countries, including Nepal, Bolivia […]
- Re: New MHM brief available from PMA2020: Niger - by: SusannahClemence October 23, 2016Thank you for these, Alex - a useful data collection. I would like some more information: what question was asked to generate the percentage that 'report having everything they need to manage menstruation'? What is the criterion for 'a facility'? What is considered an adequate 'place to dispose of used materials'? Does this incl […]
- Re: Introducing the Thematic Discussions on Private Sector Engagement in Sanitation and Hygiene - by: solidrock4 October 22, 2016Hello am very interested in joining the action, get me posted Kobina
- Re: Engaging Households in Dialogue to Design WASH and Nutrition Interventions in Sierra Leone - by: Esther October 22, 2016Warm greetings. I read SPRING WEBSITE 'TIPS' with interest and congratulate you with the findings. It certainly proved the knowledge to consult user of the WASH project first before implementing it. We have been conducting WASH in 88 villages since 2012 here in Henganofi district of Papua New Guinea. If I may introduce you to CLTS hub/ website. It […]
- Re: Filling the gaps in integration - by: Esther October 22, 2016Dear Emily I certainly agree with you and the academic that ' the simplest way of preventing under nutrition was to keep the child healthy in the first place' According to my experience, and I would like to respond to your question. ' in what level should these messages be agreed upon'. I would suggest two levels. That is the local level […]
- Re: 5th Annual Virtual MHM in WinS Conference Columbia University and UNICEF October 25th 2016 - by: danikacomey October 23, 2016
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