Press Coverage & Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact: 
Alison Nakamura Netter
Executive Director


A Teenage Girl Killed Herself After Being Called “Dirty” While On Her Period - BuzzFeed News, September 13, 2019

Could the menstrual cup eradicate period poverty in Kenya? - BBC World News, August 3, 2019

African activists seek universal access to sanitary products - Devex News, July 15, 2019

“If you know the date of your period, you can go see him and he provides”: In Kenya, sex for sanitary napkins - LeMonde France, July 4, 2019 English Translation

Interview with Alison Nakamura Netter, ZanaAfrica - Voice of America Radio, May 28, 2019

Sanitary Pads, The “It Girl” of Global Development - BRIGHT Magazine, March 1, 2019

ZanaAfrica Foundation Announces Alison Nakamura Netter as its Executive Director - Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 15, 2019 

5 Helpful Organic Tampon Reviews for Women -, November 1, 2018

ZanaAfrica Provides Access To Free Menstrual Products Girls in Kenya - Now This, September 26, 2018

How One Woman Is Starting A Menstrual Revolution In Kenya - Forbes, August 31, 2018

Period Taboo Around the the World - Teen Vogue, May 28, 2018 

Greenwich Academy grads inspire new generation to change the world - Greenwich Time, May 13, 2018 

Student group raises awareness through Period Palooza - The Daily Princetonian, February 15, 2018 

Cora's Fearless Necklace Was Made To Store Your Tampons & It's The Best Way To Show Period Pride - Bustle, February 13, 2018

The Power of Seeing Yourself: Nia Teen Magazine by ZanaAfrica - Easy., November 4, 2017 

This Global Citizen Has Given Pads to 30,000 Girls in Kenya - and Has More Work to Do - Global Citizen, October 26, 2017 

The girl with an eye for detail - Daily Nation, October 26, 2017

Why repealing the tampon tax is not enough - The London School of Economics and Political Science, September, 26, 2017 

Why tackling the tampon tax just isn't enough - World Economic Forum, September 1, 2017

Why repealing the tampon tax is not enough - Apolitical, August 15, 2017 

Kenya's schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government - BBC, June 22, 2017

BBC Newsday on Why Menstruation Matters with ZanaAfrica's Alison Nakamura Netter - BBC World Service, June 22, 2017 

Voice of America - Africa Health Network News Interview with ZanaAfrica's Angela Lagat -  June 6, 2017

Reproductive Health Education in Kenya - Voice of America Africa 54 TV, June 6, 2017

#WomenStrongWarrior Spotlight: Megan White Mukuria of ZanaAfrica Foundation - WomenStrong International, June 1, 2017 

Talking About Periods Is Tough In Kenya. But That Might Be Changing - Newsy, May 25, 2017

A New Magazine for Girls in Africa Teaches Everything from Menstrual Health to Women's Rights - Global Citizen, May 24, 2017

Megan Mukuria: How I'm taking on poverty with my social enterprise - Virgin Media Pioneers, March 9, 2017 

10 Things We're Talking About: Girls First - Essence, March 2017 

Having a period is unaffordable in Kenya, yet no one wants to talk about it - The Guardian, January 5, 2017 

Celebrating Menstruation - Pacific Science Center, December 12, 2016

Megan Mukuria and Alison Nakamura Netter Help Girls Reach Their Potential with ZanaAfrica - Women Killing It, November 21, 2016

Megan White Mukuria: Novel Materials for Low-Cost Sanitary Pad Production - 2016 Grand Challenges Spotlight Talk, October 24, 2016

How Social Media and Body Positivity Are Ending Period Stigma - Teen Vogue, August 12, 2016

CT Makers: 20 of the Most Creative Christians We Know featuring ZanaAfrica's Founder, Megan White Mukuria - Christianity Today, June 23, 2016

Tampon tax still not scrapped as George Osborne 'goes quiet' on his pledge - Independent, May 22, 2016

What Kenya Can Teach The U.S. About Menstrual Pads - NPR, May 10, 2016

Can tampons change the world? A new start-up that has just raised $50,000 in less than 2 days says, hell yeah! - Anthill, April 30, 2016

The Fight to End Period Shaming Is Going Mainstream - Newsweek, April 20, 2016

“The Year Period Policy Prevails:” A Look At Rising Momentum for Eliminating the Tampon Tax - Bloomberg, April 8, 2016

Kenya & Menstrual Equity: What you didn't know - Huffington Post, March 29, 2016

Grants Round Up: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports ZanaAfrica, a hybrid social enterprise - The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 9, 2016

Gates Foundation Helps Greenwich Native’s African Mission - Greenwich Time, March 8, 2016

ZanaAfrica Foundation's Founder featured in Forbes with Melinda Gates - Nov 23, 2015

ZanaAfrica Foundation's Holiday Giving - RYOT, December 2015 

Episode 38 - Call Your Girlfriend, December 2015

ZanaAfrica Foundation on Wezesha Dada (Kenya's Half the Sky Movement) -  October 2015

'It's Time We Starting Listening to Adolescent Girls' - Huffington Post, October 2015

'For Kenyan Girls, It's More Than Pens, Pencils & Backpacks' - Huffington Post, August 2015

'Why Does Menstruation Matter?' - HelloFlo, May 2015

Sanitary Pads are Just as Important as Pencils When it Comes to Education - The Girl Effect, January 2015

  • Press Releases

"New Study Tests Impact of Sanitary Pads & Health Education on Life Outcomes for Adolescent Girls"  - March 8, 2016