HealthTech Innovation event

Kolding, Denmark, 15 October 2021

This week Real Relief joined the HealthTech Innovation event hosted by Maternity Foundation AIDS-Fondet and PlanBørnefonden in a cross-sectoral discussion on opportunities, pitfalls, and potential partnerships for advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls in the global South through science, technology and innovation.

What an inspiring environment to be in. Surrounded by people who work hard towards fighting existing SRHR inequalities and inequities, our CEO, Trine Angeline Sig made an introduction to one of our innovations, Safepad™.

Safepad is a reusable sanitary pad designed to provide a safe and infection free experience. An innovation we strive to bring to all menstruating girls and women in the world through strong partnerships.



To the left: Søs Marie Serup, Political commentator and director of BY SERUP
In the center: Matilde Aaskjær Juul, Co-founder of Lulu Lab
To the right: Trine Angeline Sig, CEO Real Relief


Some of the other projects and innovations that stood out to us included:

  • The Safe Delivery App developed by Maternity Foundation and presented by Anna Frellsen that provides life-saving information and guidance for health workers on how to handle the most common childbirth emergencies.
  • The Lulu Lab’s dilemma game & Lulu’s journey – educational interactive story telling / quiz games that empower, educate, and engage users in learning about Sexual Rights, Menstrual Health, Puberty, Pregnancy, STI’s and Contraceptives.
  • IPM’s Dapivirine Vaginal Ring as HIV prevention treatment – each week, approximately 6,000 young women aged 15–24 years become infected with HIV, and AIDS continues to be the leading cause of death for women aged 15-49 years globally. This WHO recommended vaginal ring could be an outstanding additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection.