Based in Stockholm. Working in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, India, Nepal, Colombia, Mozambique, Pakistan, USA, Germany, Sweden and Worldwide.
Activities: Access to products and choice. Education. Distribution channels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Contact: [email protected]
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.
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.
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
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.