The project aims to access the feasibility of introducing menstrual cups and reusable pads as menstrual health innovations within humanitarian settings. 2000 women within Bidibidi Refugee Settlement and surrounding host villages will be provided with menstrual cups and/or reusable pads to use for up to 8 months. WoMena is leading on the research element of the project and will train local research assistants to collect both qualitative and quantitative data on the acceptability of the products and the feasibility of introducing them into humanitarian settings. WoMena’s partner on the project, Welthungerhilfe (WHH), will provide logistics and implementation support.
The overall goal is to assess the feasibility and appropriateness of introducing MCs and reusable pads in humanitarian programming. The specific objectives are to assess:
December 2017- May 2019
The feasibility assessment of menstrual cups and reusable pads as menstrual health innovation in humanitarian programming project is supported by Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund programme, a grant making facility supporting organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The HIF is funded by the Directorate General of the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO).
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