Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, partnered by KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Ministry of Health and NGO and aid agency partners, in Kenya, were awarded with a grant from the MRC/DfID/Wellcome Trust (Joint Global Health Trials; Protect Research), to explore menstrual solutions among schoolgirls in western Kenya. Findings from this proof of concept study will be used as a platform for larger-scale studies to examine ways to improve school enrolment, retention, and achievement of girls in low and middle income countries.
A recent blog by Lynn Schreiber on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation highlights this work and is accessible here:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation blog:
A KEMRI/CDC feature on the study: