The Cup Effect

The Cup Effect logo

Based in London. Working with organisations in Malawi, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Norway, Canada and the UK.

Activities: Consultancy services to NGOs and funders reviewing their menstrual health provision to use menstrual cups. This includes advice, capacity building, training of trainers, curriculum development, programme planning, implementation, co-design, and strategy development. The Cup Effect also leads and takes part in global menstrual health advocacy initiatives, with a focus on challenging misconceptions about menstrual cups and promoting informed choice.

Website: www.TheCupEffect.org
Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/TheCupEffect
Twitter: @TheCupEffect
Instagram: @the_cup_effect
Contact: [email protected]

LSTM Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Based in UK, working in Kenya.

Activities: LSTM is a higher education institution dedicated to education, training, research and programme support, with academics trained across broad disciplines including clinical, biological, social and behavioural sciences, statistics, epidemiology, health systems, laboratory sciences, entomology, vector borne diseases, and public health. LSTM supports research and programme activities in countries across the globe. Dr Penelope Phillips-Howard leads a team researching menstrual health and cups in Kenya.

Website: https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/
Contact: [email protected]

Ruby Cup

Based in UK. Working in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Benin and Nepal.

Activities: Through a ‘Buy One Give One’ model and partnerships with non-government organisations, Ruby Cups and education are given to girls and women in vulnerable communities.

Website: rubycup.com
Website: http://rubycup.com/how-we-give/
Contact: [email protected]

Safe Hands for Mothers

Based in London. Worked in 20 countries including Nepal, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.

Activities: Quality documentary videos about menstrual and reproductive health including Malawi promoting menstrual cups. Partners include Malawi Girl Guides Association, UNICEF, World Health Organisation, Comic Relief, UNFPA, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, IPPF and World Menstrual Network.

Website: https://www.safehands.org/
Website: ItsAMenstrualCup.com
Twitter @SafeHands
Contact: [email protected]

The Cup

Based in Kenya and working in Nairobi, Kenya.

Activities: Training underprivileged girls in Kenya with menstrual cups and comprehensive sexual education, challenging taboos and human rights with boys, teachers, informal leaders and parents.

Website and contact: www.thecup.org

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Based in USA, working in Kenya.

Activities: Study to assess the impact of menstrual cups compared to routine menstrual hygiene management practices on the vaginal microbiome, Bacterial vaginosis, and sexually transmitted infections among schoolgirls in western Kenya. In partnership with Nyanza Reproductive Health Society, Kenya and the National Institutes of Health.

Study link: https://today.uic.edu/can-menstrual-cups-help-prevent-vaginal-infections
Study link: http://publichealth.uic.edu/global-health-program/supriya-mehta
Website: http://publichealth.uic.edu/
Contact: [email protected]

WoMena

WoMena logo

Based in Denmark and Uganda. Working in Uganda, Denmark, Kenya and South Sudan.

Activities: An NGO implementing innovative, evidence-based reproductive health solutions with informal education, introducing menstrual cups (and sometimes reusable pads) to girls and women in low-resource settings.  Have worked in over 100 sites, including schools, refugee settlements and other vulnerable populations. We develop and implement strategic plans in partnership with local and international partners and technical experts, to scale up interventions.

Website: www.womena.dk
Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/pg/WoMena.1/
Contact: through website, facebook or [email protected]

Women’s Global Health Innovations

Women's Global Health Innovations logo

Based in Toronto, Canada. Working in Uganda, Kenya and Canada.

Activities: Trialing new menstrual cups among rural, urban and refugees; with schoolgirls and adult women. Partner with Grand Challenges Canada, WSSCC, CanWaCH, Ontario Council of International Cooperation, Canadian Society for International Health and LVCT Health Kenya. Managing a project supported by UNFPA Innovation to develop a dual menstrual cup and cervical contraceptive cap with first phase in Uganda, in collaboration with War Child Canada, WoMena, and Public Health Ambassadors Uganda. Menstrual Cups and other period management products are being introduced as per UNFPA requirements, namely, the reusable menstrual pad developed by Days for Girls.

Website presently www.wghi.ca but will soon be www.bfreeperiod.com
Contact: [email protected]
Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/womensghi/

World Menstrual Network

World Menstrual Network

Based in UK. Working in Malawi, Kenya, Nepal, Worldwide.

Activities: Connects and informs organizations working in menstrual health, anywhere in the world and especially East and Southern Africa. WoMeN also advises INGOs and governments on menstrual cup project implementation, educational materials and training. Advocacy on menstrual cups through media, workshops and conferences.

Contact via www.janiehampton.co.uk

Zana Africa

Based in Kenya, working in Nairobi and Kilifi.

Activities: Menstrual education activities with rural and urban, girls and women. Partnering with Women’s Global Health Innovations on trialing menstrual cups. Publishes girls’ health magazine, Nia Teen.

Website: www.zanaafrica.org
Contact: [email protected]