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.
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: DaniBarrington December 12, 2017Thanks for the response Susan - I am aware of your work and we cited both the paper you mention and one from 2014 in the underlying systematic review for The Conversation piece I have written previously about needing to provide the toilets people "want" if you really do want to move away from open defecation (particularly based on a R.I.C.E. study […]
- Editorial: Limited services? The role of shared sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - by: secretariat December 12, 2017Dear SuSanA members, Below is a recently published article (available for open access) regarding "safely managed" sanitation services washdev.iwaponline.com/content/early/201.../30/washdev.2017.023 Title: Limited services? The role of shared sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Abstract Target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development […]
- WaCCliM Webinar: "La contribución del agua al cambio climático", 14th Diciembre 2017, 16:00 CET - by: ElaChe December 12, 2017Don't forget to join us for our Webinar!
- Hygiene Symposium - by: Mmekidmfon December 12, 2017Hi everyone, I'll like to say that our Hygiene symposium was a huge huge success . I have attached a few pictures from the event.
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: sengel December 12, 2017Thanks for the links Dani, its is a good read. My honours student, Myles Bateman, and I have also just had a recent contribution on this debate come out. The article "To shame or not to shame that is the question" available here is also behind a paywall, so let me know if you'd like a copy. We focus particularly on the use of shame in CLTS tho […]
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: DaniBarrington December 12, 2017