Chris Purdy is the president and CEO of DKT International. From 1996 to 2011, he served as country director of DKT programs in Turkey, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, where he managed the largest private social marketing family planning program in the world. He served as executive vice president from 2011 to 2013. He also serves as the CEO of carafem, a network of reproductive health centers serving populations in the U.S. He is the author of numerous articles on family planning and social entrepreneurship.
Delays in production, regulatory approvals, and shipping schedules could affect access to contraceptives worldwide. In the face of global uncertainty, this op-ed puts forward some key recommendations to help health care workers prepare as best as they can.