Women’s Empowerment via Menstrual Hygiene and Livelihood Integration

  • Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
  • Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
  • Testing Country :Uganda
  • Testing Period :15 months
  • Amount :$250,000

Women’s Global Health Innovations, in partnership with Village Health Teams (VHTs) tested an innovative menstrual health solution where VHTs from 5 Villages were trained to promote and earn income selling Bfree menstrual Cups. As opposed to traditional menstrual health products, the Bfree Cup is physically antibacterial, comfortable, easy to clean and reusable for up to 10 years. The core idea to test is whether VHTs can own and drive a solution that improves gender-related outcomes.

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Canadian SMO : Women's Global Health Innovations
Local Partner(s) : Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) and WoMena
Region : Africa
Theme : Livelihoods

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