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: How we can address Pastoral rural community's to use latrines - question from Somalia - by: boorso July 6, 2015Dear Bones Thanks for your response about psychological perceptions of the user. Actually we need to mobilize the rural pastorals on telling them the importance of using latrines. Thus these requires the following points. 1 training them on how to use latrines removing them from psychological perceptions or bad behavioral change from their minds in order to […]
- Re: Public Finance at National Level - by: Katrin July 6, 2015Dear all, Thank you for contributing to our topic and making this a great discussion! The summary is now available here. Make sure to also check out and contribute to our ongoing discussion on "Public Finance at Local Level" here and our discussion on "Microfinance" here. Thank you, Katrin
- Re: TDS: Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level - Weekly Summaries - by: Katrin July 6, 2015Weekly Summary for “Public Finance at National Level” - A Discussion with Sanitation Finance Expert Catarina Fonseca, IRC - Dear all, Please find attached the summary for our discussion on "Public Finance at National Level" The Table of Contents is as follows: I. INTRODUCTION II. DEFINING “URBAN” IN “URBAN SANITATION FINANCE” III. WHAT IS THE GEOGR […]
- TDS: Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level - Weekly Summaries - by: Katrin July 6, 2015Thematic Discussion Urban Sanitation Finance: From Macro to Micro Level Weekly Summaries This thread will contain the weekly summaries from the thematic discussion series to make it easier to stay up to date! Please feel free to let me know if you have any comments on the summaries by posting here.
- Re: Failures in Sanitation (list by Improve International) - and Experiences with sustainability instruments (the Netherlands) - by: muench July 6, 2015Dear Susan, It is an interesting endeavour you have embarked on... However, I don't fully understand your methodology. You call it "statistics on sanitation failures" but I don't really see the statistics part, it is more a snap shot of what other people have published regarding "failed sanitation projects"? And how will you kee […]
- Re: How we can address Pastoral rural community's to use latrines - question from Somalia - by: boorso July 6, 2015
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering four CLTS-related activities at the upcoming international WEDC Conference which is taking place in Loughborough from the 27-31 July 2015.6
- Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH June 15, 2015Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May.6
- Webinar on CLTS and Sustainability June 15, 2015Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.On Wednesday 24th June, from 14.00-15.30 BST (convert to your time zone here), the CLTS Knowledge Hub will offer a webinar on the subject.6
- State steps up sanitation drive May 5, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- Women Leaders target need for sanitation and hygiene April 30, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015
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