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.
What are your sanitation information sources?
- Re: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance receives grant of $2.7 million to further develop its global knowledge platform - by: JKMakowka January 21, 2017At the moment SuSanA still feels a bit "Web 1.0" and I think we discussed before that options for more user interactions beyond the regular forum might be nice. I think some people have also expressed previously that a easy to use micro-blogging platform would be nice to have for people to reflect on their work or recent developments in the sanitat […]
- Re: We have a mobile version of the forum for smartphones and tablets - Further improvements (and what about an App?) - by: JKMakowka January 21, 2017You can actually have automatic notifications etc. on new forum topics/replies with a RSS reader. There is a little orange "wifi" looking icon on the bottom that links to the subscribe page (which is actually incorrect use of the RSS icon, but not a big deal). On that subscribe page you will find a RSS feed link a bit hidden: feeds.feedburner.com/s […]
- Re: Best decentralized treatment solution for a city without a centralized sewage system? (Question about Kabul, Afghanistan) - by: Bhaskar January 21, 2017CSE India documented select case studies that present innovative, sustainable and affordable ways treating the sewage locally including reuse/recycle. www.cseindia.org/node/3798
- Re: Best decentralized treatment solution for a city without a centralized sewage system? (Question about Kabul, Afghanistan) - by: Marijn Zandee January 21, 2017Dear Qasem, With so little information regarding the poorly functioning projects you mention it will be very hard for anyone to advise you concretely. I am sure you are aware of the fact that the BORDA systems, and practically all other low-tech approaches depend on natural (bacterial) processes. Since such processes slow down considerably with lower tempera […]
- Re: We have a mobile version of the forum for smartphones and tablets - Further improvements (and what about an App?) - by: DianeKellogg January 20, 2017Easy. Great instructions, Elisabeth. The pull down menu choice for my Android phone was "Add to Home Screen."
- Re: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance receives grant of $2.7 million to further develop its global knowledge platform - by: JKMakowka January 21, 2017
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