Despite COVID-19 challenges, a leading provider of family planning products and services provides 48.6 millionÂ Couple Years Protection (CYPs) in 90 countries
DKT International, one of the largest providers of family planning products and services in the developing world, is proud to announce itsÂ record-breaking growthÂ in 2020, having served 48.6 million Couple Years Protection (CYPs), which is the estimated protection provided by contraceptive methods during a one-year period based off total contraceptive sales.
âAs one of the largest providers of family planning products and services around the globe, in over 90 countries, DKT continues to deliver contraception and safe abortion products, services, and technology with the support of public health institutions and NGOsâ
Chris Purdy, CEO ofÂ DKT International, shared,
âAs one of the largest providers of family planning products and services around the globe, in over 90 countries, DKT continues to deliver contraception and safe abortion products, services, and technology with the support of public health institutions and NGOs,âÂ
âDespite facing many challenges associated with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, including contraceptive supply chain disruptions, reduced capacity of health care providers, and consumer behaviour change, DKT continued its commitment to protecting sexual and reproductive health initiatives and providing men, women, and youths with essential access to family planning.â
According to the MSI Health Impact Calculator, a tool developed to measure the impact of reproductive health programs, DKTâs products and services averted an estimated 11.3 million pregnancies, 49,000 maternal deaths, and 12.8 million unsafe abortions.
Highlights fromÂ DKTâs Impact by CountryÂ report reveals that DKT Indonesia averted over 1.9 million unintended pregnancies and DKT Nigeria averted over 17,000 child deaths.
In 2020, DKT sold or provided:
- 824 million condoms
- 103.4 million oral contraceptive cycles
- 15.8 emergency contraception doses
- 13 million 3-month injectable contraceptives
- 3.6 million 1-month injectable contraceptives
- 4 million IUDs
- 2.5 million hormonal implants
- 3.1 million contraceptive suppositories
- 5 million medical abortion combination packs
- 19 million misoprostol pills
- 251,000 manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) kits
- 1.5 million MVA cannulae
- 52,000 tubal ligations and vasectomies
- 3.3 million oral rehydration salt (ORS) packs
- 1.4 million pregnancy test kits
- 3.5 million lubricant sachets/tubes
- 55,000 HIV test kits
âDuring one of the most challenging years for global health, DKT was not only able to maintain access to family planning products and services, but also increase that access in some areas of the world.
We thank the many employees, donors, and partners who have supported DKT during this past year. These results and impact would not have been possible without you,â adds Purdy.
Since 1989, DKT Internationalâs core mission has been to provide safe and affordable options for family planning and HIV prevention through social marketing in underserved countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia.