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: Webinar 16.11.2016 featuring DEWATS (GIZ Afghanistan) / Webinario en Español el 16.11.2016 - by: muench January 23, 2017Dear SuSanA secretariat, Could you please also post the two powerpoint files that were used in this webinar? This would be useful for anyone who can't view Youtube videos or who wants to get a quicker overview of what was presented. Thanks. I came back to this thread because I got interested in this topic of the webinar: Younes Hassib, GIZ, Germany: Sca […]
- Re: Looking for Sanitation Technology Test Plan(s) - by: muench January 23, 2017Dear Jenelle, I am thinking about how your request could be addressed but I am not so sure what you have in mind. You said: we're looking for a test plan that would be an example for assessing the technical aspects of a prototype technology prior to any introduction in the field. Maybe we get some ideas if you could provide some examples of which techno […]
- "Clean Hands Prevent Cold and Flu–What you need to know to protect yourself through good hygiene!” February 7 at 11 am EST - by: BijanFHI360 January 23, 2017Did you know there is no inoculation to prevent you from the common cold? While the flu vaccine can reduce the risk of infection by 60%, they are just one step you can take to stay healthy. Cold and flu infections result in over 160 million missed schooldays and $16.3 billion of earnings lost each year, but they can be prevented through good hygiene practice […]
- Re: Other Sanitation Networks - Complete the List with yours - by: muench January 23, 2017Dear Arno, Thanks for starting this list. Could you please clarify a bit more what you meant with We've started to compile a list of sister networks in order to solidify collaboration in the near future. What are sister networks? How did you choose the ones that are currently on your list? E.g. in which way would Saniblog.org be a sister network? Isn […]
- Thank you for celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance with us! - by: secretariat January 23, 2017Dear all, we had the great pleasure to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance in Eschborn, Germany on the 17th of January 2017. The theme of the anniversary was, "10 years SuSanA: How the changed sanitation paradigm contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals" We had an exciting review of the last decade and an i […]
- Re: Webinar 16.11.2016 featuring DEWATS (GIZ Afghanistan) / Webinario en Español el 16.11.2016 - by: muench January 23, 2017
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