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WoMena Uganda in collaboration with several partners (Marie Stopes Uganda, Welthungerhilfe, private pharmacies, Ruby Life, and HUE Experiential) conducted the Menstrual Cup Market Accessibility Project in Uganda to integrate menstrual cup (MC) distribution and 6 payment models into service delivery and evaluate the models in terms of effectiveness and feasibility. Results indicate that the most …

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Menstrual poverty, also called period poverty, is understood as the range of interconnected deprivation menstruators face. But which factors play a role and what can the WASH sector do to tackle menstrual poverty? Examples from a Yazidi IDP camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq illustrate why the time for action is now.

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Approximately 25% of the world population are females aged 15 - 49. Ensuring that women and young girls are able to address and manage their menstruation in a safe and hygienic manner is of utmost importance for public health and safe hygiene. However, the prevailing lack of awareness, persistent tabooization of the topic, socio-cultural beliefs and traditional hygiene practices, as well as …

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Last updated 29 April 2020

2020
Elledge, Myles, Anju Toolaram, Parker, Alison. A Gender Lens into Sanitation
Technology Innovation (2020). Journal of Management in Engineering, 2020, 36(4): 06020002

Claire M. Welling, Sarani Sasidaran, Prateek Kachoria, Sarah Hennessy, Brendon J. Lynch, Stephanie Teleski, Hitendra Chaudhari, Katelyn L. Sellgren, Brian R. …

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Menstrual Hygiene Management – relevant, intersectoral and on the rise" attempts to provide an overview of and categorise the key resources on MHM to date. By bringing together the growing body of resources, including research, case studies and information material for girls and boys, this publication intends to provide interested individuals and organisations with an overview of the most …

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On 13th of May SuSanA and GIZ (Sustainable Sanitation Programme & Support to the Health Sector Programme Nepal) jointly hosted a webinar on "Improving healthcare waste management and WASH during the COVID-19 pandemic".

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing a rapid increase in healthcare waste. Countries and health systems are struggling to safely manage and dispose of this waste in …

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10 immediate WASH in schools (WinS) actions;

1. Handwashing
2. Water availability
3. Supplies
4. Cleaning and disinfecting
5. Waste management
6. Physical distancing
7. Establish a monitoring team
8. Operation or training
9. Checklists
10. Hygiene culture

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This publication describes the beginnings of a movement to address the adverse effects of healthcare waste on both people and the environment in Nepal. Healthcare waste refers to all waste generated in healthcare facilities, research centers and laboratories. It includes a broad range of materials, from potentially hazardous items, such as used needles and syringes, soiled dressings, body parts …

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One of the best ways to protect public health is to follow good hygiene and sanitation practices as outlined in Sandec publications. The new coronavirus spreads primarily directly from person to person when they cough, sneeze, or speak. Indirect transmission can occur by touching surfaces with your hands, and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. These are the main pathways of transmission, not …

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In Uganda approximately 86% of South Sudanese refugee arrivals are women and children (UNHCR, 2017a). Globally, girls and women often lack the ability to manage their menstruation with dignity due to lack of adequate and private facilities, safe, acceptable and accessible menstrual health products and knowledge, which can be further exacerbated during conflict and displacement. Menstrual health …

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Please find the presentation below. A factsheet on this topic will follow shortly.

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This paper describes a methodology for rapid assessment of sanitation in cities including a graphical representation (a shit-flow diagram or SFD) and reports on findings from implementation in 39 cities. The SFD provides high level information for planning purposes covering the entire sanitation system in a city. More than half of the human excreta produced in these cities is not safely managed. …

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Innovators in the water and sanitation sector are focused on closing the sanitation gap in developing countries through innovation in technologies that enable waste treatment onsite. To ensure universal access, these technologies need to meet the practices and preferences of different genders. This paper uses an online survey and follow-up telephone interviews with technology developers …

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Frequent and proper handwashing with soap is one of the most important measures that can be used to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, along with physical distancing, avoiding touching one’s face (eyes, nose and mouth) and practicing good respiratory hygiene. Yet 40 per cent of households lack access to a facility with soap and water, of which 18 per cent have no facility whatsoever (WHO …

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In this webinar development practitioners and religious actors shared their experiences in collaborating to jointly achieve the fulfillment of SDG 6.2. . The speakers showcased best practices and innovative approaches and elaborate their view on the importance of religious actors on achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Unfortunately there were technical difficulties …

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This Resource Book is a compilation of important Govt of India Advisories and other Knowledge Resources relating to Urban Sanitation and COVID. National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) along with the National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance Partners, has taken up this initiative of creating a repository of important government advisories and practitioners’ guidance …

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In Uganda, the Icelandic international Development Agency (ICEIDA) is implementing the ‘Buikwe District Fishing Communities Development Programme’ (BDFCDP), through its Embassy of Iceland. The programme has a particular focus on educational development in 32 schools (28 primary, 4 secondary) to help children aged 13-17 years go through and complete secondary school. The Embassy noted that …

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This mini-FAQ is being updated as we get new information and comments. At this point, the scientific evidence is limited, so we also use informal sources such as media as well as our own observations in WoMena’s work. Comments, questions, corrections are welcome.

WoMena’s contribution: WoMena works in a wide range of contexts in Uganda, including refugee settlements. In the COVID-19 …

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WoMena receives many questions from the women and girls we reach out to, from our trainers and our partners. Therefore, the team collect a series of questions and answers regarding topics like Menstrual Cups functionality, maintenance, health & safety, economy, and other concerns.

WoMena periodically update the questions and answers.

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# Context

The list of publications in this entry are outputs of two BMGF funded projects with our collaborators Tide Technocrats in India (OPP1188987) and Duke Center for WaSH-AID (OPP1173370).

# FSM5 Conference; Cape Town, South Africa, 2019

Presentation: Demonstrating Pathogen-Free Thermal Treatment Solutions Towards ISO/PC 318 Energy Neutrality Requirements

Presentation: …

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The Sustainable Development Goals set ambitious water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) targets. Persistent failure to sustain services has plagued the WASH sector for decades, and there is an ever-growing recognition that for services to be sustainable and operate at scale, the wider WASH 'system' needs to be sufficiently robust to enable, support and sustain such services. This requires a …

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From December 2016, the German-funded project ClimateFriendly Sanitation Services in Peri-Urban Areas of Lusaka (CFS-Lusaka) implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supported stakeholders to strengthen on-site sanitation (OSS) and safe faecal sludge management (FSM) in the fast-growing Zambian capital within the context of the …

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The WASH in Schools Network (UNICEF, GIZ, Save the Children, WATERAID; Emory, LSHTM, among others) has compiled this knowledge map with links to relevant materials about COVID-19 for learners, their families and the education system. The map is intended for the time when schools are closed and in preparation for re-opening of schools. We want to help you navigate through the jungle of information …

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Webinar sobre diferentes acciones y experiencias que se aplican en la gestión del agua con medidas de prevención, adaptación y mitigación al cambio climático realizado por SuSanA Latinoamérica. Con la moderación de Lourdes Valenzuela, coordinadora regional de SuSanA Latinoamérica y presentaciones de Bianca Corona, asesora técnica de GIZ en México, Gustavo Collere, gerente de …

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Sphere and its partner standards can guide our response. In situations of insecurity with the danger of misinformation and stigmatisation, it is important to understand and apply the most important and basic principles and actions to help limit the spread of the virus. There are tools from the humanitarian sector that can directly support your COVID-19 response. The sector has been gathering …

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