Project Lead(s): Farhana Sultana
The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research is designing, piloting and testing a low-cost, manually-powered spinner for urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh to efficiently and discretely wash and dry their reusable cloth menstrual pads. This project targets displaced Rohingya refugee populations who lack access to affordable feminine hygiene products. The proposed innovation is to introduce the techniques of preparing recyclable sanitary pads and distribute them for menstrual hygiene management practice. Paired with appropriate sexual and reproductive health messaging, these will be distributed among girls and women who experience menstruation and belong to Rohingya refugee camp.