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: Take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for Public Awareness, Advocacy and Civil Society Engagement - by: njambilucy February 23, 2017Yes
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- Re: To Working Group 5 members: join edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for food security and productive sanitation - by: Alka February 23, 2017Dear Linus, I am writing to register for edit-a-thon for the theme 'food security and productive sanitation' Thanks, Alka
- Re: Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: Carol McCreary February 23, 2017Hi Leif, Yes. Translation is so important. And while Wikipedia articles are not academic, they need to reference and cite expert literature in any language. As for translation, let's think about what we can do in conjunction with the Edit-a-thon. I have a couple of ideas but am unsure of the best way to move them forward. First, we can ask Forum members […]
- Re: RE: [Wg11] Groundwater enthousiasts: Join the edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia - by: muench February 22, 2017Dear Leif, Your suggestion about other language Wikipedias is a good one! Most people probably don't realise: but you can check which other language versions already exist by looking at the left of the Wikipedia article. E.g. when you look at the article on groundwater (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundwater), look on the left hand side and you will see that […]
- Re: Take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for Public Awareness, Advocacy and Civil Society Engagement - by: njambilucy February 23, 2017
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