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.
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- Re: New Wikipedia article on Container-based Sanitation - by: muench April 25, 2017I would like to know whether container-based sanitation means using a portable toilets or not? The article so far seems to imply portable toilets as it says in the lead: Container-based sanitation (CBS) (or cartridge-based sanitation) refers to a sanitation system where human excreta is collected in sealable, removable containers (also called cartridges) tha […]
- Re: What can we reliably say about pathogen removal with vermifilters? - by: muench April 25, 2017Just thinking a bit more about my own question: We should probably distinguish between the type of wastewater to be treated with the vermifilter, e.g. relatively dilute domestic wastewater, or very concentrated blackwater from a toilet with a microflush system. Secondly, when we talk about pathogen removal, there are two mechanisms: One is just transfer from […]
- Re: Wanted: Sudan-specific WASH footage/images - by: muench April 25, 2017Dear Nika, I am just wondering if you would also be interested in images from South Sudan? If yes, we have a few in the SuSanA flickr database (also in Wikimedia Commons for Wikipedia). They were taken as part of the work GIZ was doing in South Sudan and include e.g. some projects with urine-diverting dry toilets at schools: www.flickr.com/photos/gtzecosan/c […]
- Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) at school, certainly a "difficult" shift in Mali, but some public primary schools in Bamako district and Kati* are - by: MLDIARRA April 25, 2017Hi Dears Members, I want to share with you our experience in Mali. Your comments and any contributions are welcome. Thanks!
- Re: WaterAid webinar - What a child needs to learn: lessons on embedding WASH into education - by: TraceyKeatman April 25, 2017Dear all, Just a quick reminder for the webinar next Wednesday 3rd May... If you would like to join WaterAid to discuss their latest school WASH lessons learned, please register for the webinar at: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6936181524496253953 Many thanks, Tracey
- Re: New Wikipedia article on Container-based Sanitation - by: muench April 25, 2017
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