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.
- SNV and ISF-UTS recent publications on urban sanitation - by: Freya August 29, 2016SNV’s Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD) programme works with municipal governments to develop safe, sustainable city-wide services. The programme integrates insights in WASH governance, investment and finance, behavioural change communication and management of the sanitation service chain. We engage private sector, civil socie […]
- Re: Should this working group (WG 9) champion the behavior change topic? - by: Carol McCreary August 28, 2016Hanna, Thank you for posting on this busy day of #22SuSanA meeting in Stockholm. Very helpful for those of us who cannot be there. I appreciate your highlighting the idea that we need clarity about whose behavior we are attempting to change. Yes, I agree that influencing governments and donors, as well as journalists, policy makers in a variety of positions, […]
- Re: Should this working group (WG 9) champion the behavior change topic? - by: WASHanna August 28, 2016Hi Everyone, I wanted to flag this thread after the SuSanA 22 meeting yesterday where we discussed the topic of developing a new hygiene BC Working Group. The PPT slides that I used are available here. During the brief discussion period, it was mentioned that we should be clear about whose behavior are we seeking to change? Governments or donors? (I would ar […]
- Re: UDDT versus Pour Flush (with vermi-composting) versus ???: which are sustainable sanitation technologies and systems for peri-urban areas in Africa? - by: kevintayler August 28, 2016Dear Hajo Thanks for your quick reply. First of all, I agree entirely that there is plenty of scope for outsiders to engage with people to develop improved sanitation approaches. That is undoubtedly very important and I have been advocating it for most of the 35 years or so that I have been working on development issues. Like you, I don't think that sew […]
- Re: SuSanA Capacity Development Working Group meeting at Stockholm WWW 2016, Tuesday 30 August from 14.00- 15.30h - by: dorothee.spuhler August 28, 2016Dear all Just a quick reminder for our meeting on Tuesday and an IMPORTANT correction. The meeting will take place from 13.30 to 15.30 (and not from 14.00 as previously announced) in the Room 352, Nora Latin Building, City Conference Centre Stockholm (at the World Water Week Venue), Barnhusgatan 7b, Stockholm (same place as last year). See you there, Dorothe […]
- SNV and ISF-UTS recent publications on urban sanitation - by: Freya August 29, 2016
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