Kunashe Foundation, an organization that specializes in women’s access to information, resources and opportunities around maternal, menstrual and mental health has launched a period tracker to help with easy access to sexual and reproductive health information.
In an interview with 263Chat, Kunashe Foundation Founder and Director, Ratidzo Njagu said the period tracker mobile application called Kunashe Foundation Blossom App is meant to assist women keep track of their menstruation cycle.
“Our idea is that if women have this tool that they can access information. Women will be better equipped in terms of reproductive health issues. When you start your period you log and log when when you end your period. Over time, the application will recalculate menstrual cycle depending on every woman’s uniqueness that is anything between 21-35 days.
“The app is there to support the work we do particularly around sharing information for menstrual health and hygiene and also ending menstrual health poverty. We also train women on how to use new menstrual tools such as the menstrual cups, period panties..etc,” said Njagu.
Kunashe Foundation is working with various government ministries to make menstrual health and hygiene information more accessible.
“This period tracker helps women and girls track their menstrual cycles and provides information on menstrual health and hygiene. It is also capable of working offline,” said Njagu.
the mobile application can be downloaded from Google Play Store for Android users with plans on course to create a version for iPhone users.
The organisation was formed in 2018 with the goal of improving the lives of women and girls through the provision of reliable information on women’s health as well as related access to essential products and services.