ListenUp: Amplifying girls voices through sanitary pads and health information

2015 - 2019 • ZanaAfrica Group (American Friends of ZanaAfrica, AFZA)


To implement safe, accurate, and cost-effective reproductive health innovations for girls in the form of disposable sanitary pads coupled with girl-centered reproductive health information and resources


We implement safe, accurate, and cost-effective reproductive health innovations for girls in the form of disposable sanitary pads coupled with girl-centered reproductive health information and resources. We evaluate this approach against traditional facilitation-based methods for impact on girls’ educational attainment, sexual behavior, reproductive health, and self-determination.

We would like to see women & girls at the Center of Development.


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To expand the global evidence base surrounding the role of menstrual health-focused interventions in gender parity, health, and development

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This was a Grand Challenges grant.
ZanaAfrica Foundation is the nonprofit arm of ZanaAfrica, a Kenyan-based social enterprise.

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Behaviour change Behaviour change (WG13) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Educators Health and hygiene Journalists Private sector, including social enterprises Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa


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