The Menstrual Health Specialists Trust was launched at the Canadian Ambassador’s Residence yesterday and will entail that vulnerable women and girls of Zimbabwe are provided with safe, affordable, sustainable and eco- friendly sanitary wear.
This exciting new Trust aims to collaborate with industry leaders, NGO’s and the Government.
The event was attended by several Ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe, Members of Parliament and key figures affiliated to women’s health.
The Trust was launched to provide a choice of sanitary ware which includes the Butterfly menstrual cup which has already been approved by Government and has been published in the Central African Journal of Medicine. The menstrual cup is a reusable silicone product designed to be worn internally. It is simple to use and clean. One cup lasts for up to 10 years.
At the launch, the MHS Trust also announced another menstrual ware called Viva Lily Period Underwear.
The underwear is designed to look and feel like your normal underwear. The period pants hold up to two tampons worth of menstrual blood, they are washable and reusable for up to two years.
The pants are the most innovative, cutting edge products in menstrual care on the market today. The Viva Lily pants are ideal for younger girls, women who don’t wish to insert a product and as a back up to a regular sanitary product.
The MHS Trust said it is concerned with preserving the environment and will only be engaging with partners able to supply plastic-free products. Quality, sustainability and choice are key concerns for the Trust.