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.
- Introducing North Carolina State University from USA: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: jocetsai April 26, 2018Thanks for the warm welcome, Elisabeth! We are excited to be part of this growing community. We do indeed have updates to our pit emptying device and will be posting them soon. Stay tuned!
- Transitional Sanitation - by: Alice April 26, 2018Dear all, I am searching for sustainable approaches to transitional sanitation. Do you know any concepts related to sanitation in transition (halfway between emergency and sustainable development)? Thank you
- USAID/WASHPaLS grant to test innovative behavior change interventions that reduce exposure to poultry excreta for children - by: campbelldb April 26, 2018USAID/WASHPaLS is seeking expressions of interest from eligible entities to propose and test innovative behavior change interventions that reduce exposure to poultry excreta for children under 5 years old. Find additional information and a copy of the solicitation documents here . To apply, download the application here . For anyone who might have trouble ac […]
- Open Source: “Simple” but professional automated gravity distribution to CW for pre-treated sewage by “floating Valves” & by “self-priming Siphon’s” for raw sewage, made by DIY?! - by: JKMakowka April 26, 2018Thanks a lot for posting about this here and also open-sourcing these designs. I think this is a really important step in breaking a very common and highly problematic chicken-egg sort of issue that you can find in many countries and projects. i.e people shy away from planning works that require difficult to import components, which in turn leads to total un […]
- General Data Protection Regulation - by: F H Mughal April 26, 2018Dear Ms. Franziska, Your deeper and useful insights are most welcomed. I'm sure, your administrative steps will benefit the forum users. When you approach the users, kindly attach a brief note, on why the Susana secretariat is doing this. Regards, F H Mughal
- Introducing North Carolina State University from USA: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: jocetsai April 26, 2018