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Providing Contraception to 3 Million Women in Africa and Asia

Pfizer is currently seeking approval from the relevant authorities in European and African states. Subject to these approvals, Uniject could be registered and available in initial countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by mid-2013.


On July 11th 2012, public and private partners announced plans to collaborate to reach approximately three million women in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia from 2013–2016 with up to 12 million doses of an injectable contraceptive at affordable price levels. The partnership includes the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pfizer, PATH, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Initial countries interested in taking part include Senegal and Nigeria. Additionally, the partnership aims to ensure that voluntary family planning services reach 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries by 2020.



Funding Agencies

United Kingdom | Staff size: 1001-5000

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. As well as headquarters...

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Funding Agencies

United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy...

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Funding Agencies

United States | Staff size: 10,000+

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


United States | Staff size: 501-1000

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on...

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Goods Supplier, Institute

United States

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery,...

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Implementing NGO

United States | Staff size: 501-1000

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By...

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  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
Reproductive Health Health Child and Maternal Health