Request for practical learning on menstrual waste disposal, waste management and laundering in emergencies!

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Dear Maggie,

Sounds like a great study.

We have performed three field studies with our reusable sanitary pads, Safepad in Myanmar, Iraq and Jordan. They are not focussing on waste management, but there are some conclusion to be drawn from them regarding this issue. Among others the Jordan study seems to conclude that reusable sanitary pads are less liked because of the fact that the syrian women living in the camp felt ashamed to dry their pads in front of the male members of the family.

I would be happy to send you copies of the studies, I have however shared them with Marni previously, so you might already have access to them.

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Dear Maggie,

That sounds really interesting. Please keep us updated on your progress by continuing to post in this thread. I hope you had a few responses to your call already.

Have you looked through the SuSanA library to see if there are any relevant publications? Searching for MHM gives these 41 results:
www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/resource...title=&author=&year=

There is also the compendium on sanitation technologies in emergencies which is perhaps of interest (although I don't know if it includes anything on MHM):
www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/resource...library/details/3145
Gensch, R., Jennings, A., Renggli, S., Reymond, P. (2018). Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies - 1st Edition. German WASH Network (GWN), Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Global WASH Cluster (GWC) and Sustainable Sanitation Alliance ( SuSanA). Berlin, Germany.

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Request for practical learning on menstrual waste disposal, waste management and laundering in emergencies!

Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee have launched a new project, funded by USAID’s Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), focused on expanding the evidence and guidance available on MHM disposal, waste management and laundering approaches for supporting displaced adolescent girls and women. The team is seeking practical learning and examples on these topics from the global humanitarian response community. This learning will be used to develop a compendium to serve as a complement to the MHM in Emergency Toolkit, with practical guidance for emergency responders, including case studies, design strategies and assessment tools. Please see the attached info sheet for details.

We would be grateful for specific inputs on the following:
1.Documents, publications, designs, reports on these topics that would be appropriate for us to include in our review but that may not be publicly available or easily accessible.
2. The names of colleagues (at your organization, in your sector, or others) that might be able to participate in a Key Informant Interview and provide us with insights on menstrual-related disposal, waste management and laundering solutions for displaced populations.
3. Recommendations or ideas regarding existing pilots or on-going programming that in menstrual-related disposal, waste management or laundering strategies with refugee or IDP populations so that we can specifically follow up and learn from the efforts.

The compendium is intended to be a collaborative resource which engages the humanitarian community, and is a multi-organization co-published resource. We deeply value your insights and will be soliciting your feedback throughout the development to ensure we are able to account for a wide variety of perspectives and experiences.

Please contact Maggie Schmitt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to learn more about the project or share relevant feedback and learning. Thank you in advance!

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