DKT International Releases 2015 Impact Data for Family Planning and HIV Prevention

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Serving over 30 million couples, helping prevent over 5 million unwanted pregnancies, 14,000 maternal deaths and 3.8 million unsafe abortions in 21 countries

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“We are proud to announce that our organization collectively crossed the 30 million CYP mark in 2015, as a direct result of the exceptional work of our dedicated team members on the ground throughout our 21 country programs across the developing world."

DKT International, one of the largest private providers of family planning services and products in the developing world, is pleased to release their 2015 global impact data. In 2015, DKT served over 30 million couples, helped prevent over 5 million unwanted pregnancies, almost 14,000 maternal deaths and 3.8 million unsafe abortions across 21 countries worldwide.

“We are proud to announce that our organization collectively crossed the 30 million CYP mark in 2015, as a direct result of the exceptional work of our dedicated team members on the ground throughout our 21 country programs across the developing world," says Chris Purdy, President & CEO, DKT International. “The growth in Nigeria over the past year is especially encouraging and has seen an 85% increase in CYPs since 2014. Strong social marketing campaigns, increased distribution of Sayana Press, related outreach activities, and targeted distribution all propelled this new program. Our programs in Pakistan, Mexico, and Tanzania also experienced solid gains.”

DKT is pleased to announce many “firsts” this past year including:

  • In Myanmar, the first Lydia brand emergency contraceptive pill was sold. DKT Myanmar has been operating since 2014 and also sells two Lydia-branded oral contraceptive variants (Lydia Rosa and Lydia Clair), LydiaIUDs, and Kiss and Kiss MOJO condoms.
  • In Francophone West and Central Africa, DKT FWACA, the newest regional program experienced its first sales in Senegal, which sold 27,216 Kiss Condoms to pharmacists in the first week of its launch.
  • In Iran, which hosts a refugee population of more than 1 million, is currently facing a strong need for family planning. DKT is working to launch its first condom and IUD product.

During the current refugee crisis, DKT has been working to deliver goods to refugees in Lesbos, Greece to ensure a diversity of contraceptive products.

“Whether it is effective use of social media to reach young people at concerts and sports events or on-the-ground tactics to reach underserved populations where they live, DKT International continues to identify and implement effective strategies to reach our clients through creative social marketing,” adds Purdy.

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Since 1989, DKT International’s core mission has been to provide safe and affordable options for family planning and HIV prevention through social marketing in 21 populous countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia encompassing almost 62% of the world’s population.

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