Concept Foundation was established in 1989 as an international, non-governmental and non-profit organization, based in Bangkok, Thailand and in Geneva, Switzerland. Concept Foundation envisions a world where women and men have equitable access to essential affordable quality healthcare products, and Concept Foundation works to ensure this through three main programmes, focusing specifically on under-served markets in low- and middle-income countries: access to family planning, safe medical abortion, and maternal health.
Concept was established through, and has a collaborative agreement with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (WHO/HRP).
In recent years, Concept has played a significant role providing technical assistance to manufacturers of generic reproductive health (RH) products, focusing specifically on hormonal contraceptives and medicines for maternal health as well as working with the RH products community at both the international and national level to advance the Quality Agenda. The work with manufacturers aims at getting their products prequalified by WHO’s Prequalification of Medicines Programme. Concept is collaborating with the WHO programme under a Memorandum of Understanding.