Here at AFRIpads, we believe that the best way to build knowledge on Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) is to speak directly to women and girls about their own experiences. We were therefore so excited when the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mozambique office engaged AFRIpads to undertake a pilot study. The aim of the pilot study was to build better understanding of the acceptability and appropriateness of AFRIpads reusable sanitary pads among women and adolescents aged 13-29 in Mozambique.
The pilot study begun in August 2020 with AFRIpads delivering an online Training of Trainers (ToT) session to IOM Mozambique ‘It’s Our Right’ staff. These staff members then cascaded the training to 30 female change agents. The training included building knowledge on MHH and on the appropriate use and care of AFRIpads reusable sanitary pads.
In December 2020, IOM Mozambique then distributed 1,000 AFRIpads Standard 4-Pack Menstrual Kits to 450 beneficiaries in Montepuez district of Cabo Delgado province.
These trainings and distributions were combined with pre and post intervention surveys to measure acceptability of the product.
Want to see the results? We have made the Key Findings report available to you:
We are also very excited to announce that off the back of years of meaningful partnership, we have signed a Long Term Agreement (LTA) for the recurring supply and delivery of AFRIpads products with IOM globally. Reach out to us via our Contact Page for more information.