SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:17:41 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in IDP camps in Uganda - article in Disaster Prevention and Management journal - by: AParker

Apologies that it's not open access. I'll look into the possibility of posting a pre-publication version online.

Article citation: Alison H. Parker, Jen A. Smith, Tania Verdemato, Jeanette Cooke, James Webster, Richard C. Carter, (2014) "Menstrual management: a neglected aspect of hygiene interventions", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 23 Iss: 4, pp.437 - 454


Purpose – Effective menstrual management is essential for the mental and physical well being of women. However, many women in low-income countries lack access to the materials and facilities required. They are thus restricted in their activities whilst menstruating thus compromising their education, income and domestic responsibilities. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach – This study describes the menstrual management challenges faced by women in an emergency situation in Uganda. Totally, 50 interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with women from villages, internally displaced person (IDP) camps and schools so that the menstrual management of the host population could be compared with the IDPs.

Findings – This study showed that in IDP camps there was a significant lack of materials including soap, underpants and absorbing cloth, and facilities like latrines and bathing shelters. As a consequence women in IDP camps suffer with poor health and diminished dignity. There is also a lack of education about menstruation and reproductive health and practices are strongly influenced by cultural taboos.

Originality/value – This is the first time that the menstrual management of women in IDP or refugee camps has been studied.
Announcements Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:25 +0000
useful links on sanitation - by: Roshan

This is another link that ADB has created in Sanitation.

Announcements Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:41:45 +0000
Jobs/Consulting/Grant Opportunities at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council - by: DaveTrouba

• Senior Programme Officer Research and Policy Analysis (P4). Application deadline 31 May 2014.
• Programme Officer - Policy Advocacy Media and Communications. Application deadline 31 May 2014.
• Consultant Photographe/Vidéographe: Programme conjoint Genre, Hygiène et Assainissement ONU Femmes/WSSCC. Date limite : 22 mai 2014.
• Consultants pour mener une étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle par les jeunes filles et les femmes de régions du Cameroun, du Niger et du Sénégal (3 postes). Date limite de soumission : 30 Mai]]>
Announcements Tue, 20 May 2014 07:15:37 +0000
New SanCoP UK Webpage launched on SuSanA website - by: RuthKW SanCoP Website). Here you will find presentations and synopsis from all of our events which have been on going since 2008. We have been privileged to have had some wonderful speakers and topics covered at our events so please go an check the new webpage out.]]> Announcements Tue, 20 May 2014 02:22:21 +0000 SuSanA Network Analysis Survey - by: AdamSaffer
I am posting here in regards to a network analysis survey many of you received via email earlier this week. The survey link you received is part of a network analysis study I am conducting in coordination with the SuSanA Secretariat. Network analysis maps out and assesses the connections among partner organizations within SuSanA. This study shall allow SuSanA to improve its internal communication. On a broader scale, your participation in this study begins to map out the organizations involved in the sanitation sector from around the world, which can be used in the future to coordinate projects.

To conduct this study, I am asking you and other representatives from your organization to complete an online survey that should take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete by Monday, May 26, 2014. The study that I am asking you to participate in is a part of my doctoral dissertation at the University of Oklahoma.

By participating in this study, your organization will receive a network map visualizing your organization’s position in the network. Organizations that have participated in similar studies have presented the network visuals and findings to donors. The value of such information highlights an organization’s number of connections, the organization’s centrality in the network, and the quality of the connections to other organizations.

I understand 30 to 45 minutes is a significant amount of time to ask you to complete this survey. The survey allows you to start, stop, and come back. You may start the survey and simply close your browser to stop the survey. Your responses will be saved automatically. To return to the survey, simply copy and paste the below link into the URL address bar in the same browser and computer. The survey will begin where you stopped at previously. Do not click the "Restart" button as your responses will be erased.

If you are ready to complete the survey, please click on the below link. Please begin when you have time to focus on the questions.
Follow this link to the Survey:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at.

EMAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
PHONE: 1+719-688-3378

SKYPE: Adam.Saffer

Thank you for your participation.

Adam Saffer, 
Ph.D. Candidate

University of Oklahoma]]>
Announcements Wed, 14 May 2014 16:33:47 +0000