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.

Uniject

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.

Partners

  • Department for International Development (DFID)

    Funding Agencies
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. DFID is tackling the global challenges of time including poverty and disease, mass...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

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

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • 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 & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000
    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive...
  • Pfizer

    Institute, Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    At Pfizer, they apply science and their global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives.

    They strive to set the standard for quality,...

  • Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most...

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Key Information

LocationGlobal
StatusAnnounced
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • Sectors