Weerwi in West Africa

Weerwi is a multi-channel solution designed around the use of mobile phones and social networks to inform and support girls and women in understanding and managing their menstrual cycle.

Project start date : 01/03/2021

Last updated : 20/09/2023

Beneficiary country : Ivory Coast France Mali Senegal

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Sexual and reproductive health

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Subsidies
  • Advertising

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Other

Project objectives

  • Reduced suffering
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently

About the sponsor


Apiafrique is a Senegalese company set up in 2017 and based in Ngaparou in the Thiés region. Apiafrique designs, manufactures and distributes reusable hygiene products for women and babies and supports young girls and women in learning about their menstrual cycle through a multi-channel support programme. Apiafrique is B Corp certified and employs around thirty people, most of them women. Apiafrique is an initiative of the Changeons Changeons Les Règles consortium and Weerwi.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : Senegal

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


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