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.


  • DFID

    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...


    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. It was established under the aegis of...

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled....

  • 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...

  • Pfizer

    Goods Supplier, Institute
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    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,...

  • PATH

    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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Key Information

  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
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