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Hi Sue

thanks so much for the great replies and additional insights. Super helpful and great to see the stats you are aware of.

My interest is more of personal nature, but I am a health person and know a bit about Kenya's health system, so if helpful I'd be happy to chat (

Good luck with the submission - I think its great work and I will cheer for you!!


Hi Merel

thanks so much for this submission and the great work. Also really great illustration of your model!

While I understand that overall data is weak, do you have an estimate of the the number of potential users for Kenya? What are future potential users and customers doing today, and what are they paying for the services/solutions they access? E.g. what are private providers charging in urban settings where I assume some patients might travel to get support? Do you have a sense for what proportion of potential users don't use any services today?

Can you share more about the staff in the "nodes": what kind of medical staff are you using, and what additional training do they require (length etc). Are all your planned "nodes" private and new set-ups, or are you considering partnering with existing health infrastructure, maybe public sector clinics?

Would your model be suited to also support other but related needs, e.g. children with needs for braces?

Like Ashley I am also interested in your emerging experiences in exploring partnerships with existing manufacturers?

Thanks much

Hi Jennifer - thanks so much for this submission and exciting project.

I'd love to understand more about the starting point for this project: your organization has deep experience in running menstrual & SRH workshops. As part of that have you seen less than expected participation from GWDs? Do you have any numbers on that? Or do you have qualitative evidence/stories that describe the current access situation/challenge (and maybe ideas why there is lack of access)?

Could you share more information on the scope of the pilot you conducted and the scope of the project you are proposing here? How many GWD were included and how many do you plan to include? What are some targets for the other outputs you are aiming to achieve?

In your design, are you planning to amend the current design and educate GWD and GWOD together, or will those groups participate separately? How is this workshop/education integrated with the local health services. Do they provide menstrual & SRH services at all?

In relation to human-centered design: I saw you mentioned the needs assessments to be done to inform the workshop curriculum and teaching practices, but I also noticed that you mention that you will be using elderly women for running the workshops (if I understand you right), men/boys will attend etc. Is this what the pilot confirmed in terms of preferences for service delivery/design from this target group?

Thanks much for your thoughts and the great work in this area.