Christopher H. 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 was also executive vice president from 2011-2013. His professional interests center on advancing the cause of social marketing for improved health, and socially responsible capitalism.
In the complex global policy area of family planning, numerous trends will play out in 2017 — and beyond — that need to be monitored. Christopher Purdy and Phil Harvey of DKT International discuss what's in store for family planning — including access to both time-tested and new contraceptives, the impact of Zika, and the Trump effect.
This year promises to be another interesting one for international family planning. Christopher Purdy, CEO of DKT International, and Phil Harvey, the nonprofit's founder, offer seven issues to watch for in this exclusive guest commentary.