WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DKT International, one of the largest providers of family planning products and services in the developing world, is proud to announce its record-breaking growth in 2020, having served 48.6 million Couple Years Protection (CYPs), which is the estimated protection provided by contraceptive methods during a one-year period based off total contraceptive sales.
“As one of the largest providers of family planning products and services around the globe, in over 90 countries, DKT continues to deliver contraception and safe abortion products, services, and technology with the support of public health institutions and NGOs,” Chris Purdy, CEO of DKT International, shared. “Despite facing many challenges associated with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, including contraceptive supply chain disruptions, reduced capacity of health care providers, and consumer behavior change, DKT continued its commitment to protecting sexual and reproductive health initiatives and providing men, women, and youths with essential access to family planning.”
According to the MSI Health Impact Calculator, a tool developed to measure the impact of reproductive health programs, DKT’s products and services averted an estimated 11.3 million pregnancies, 49,000 maternal deaths, and 12.8 million unsafe abortions. Highlights from DKT’s Impact by Country report reveals that DKT Indonesia averted over 1.9 million unintended pregnancies and DKT Nigeria averted over 17,000 child deaths.
In 2020, DKT sold or provided:
- 824 million condoms
- 103.4 million oral contraceptive cycles
- 15.8 emergency contraception doses
- 13 million 3-month injectable contraceptives
- 3.6 million 1-month injectable contraceptives
- 4 million IUDs
- 2.5 million hormonal implants
- 3.1 million contraceptive suppositories
- 5 million medical abortion combination packs
- 19 million misoprostol pills
- 251,000 manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) kits
- 1.5 million MVA cannulae
- 52,000 tubal ligations and vasectomies
- 3.3 million oral rehydration salt (ORS) packs
- 1.4 million pregnancy test kits
- 3.5 million lubricant sachets / tubes
- 55,000 HIV test kits
“During one of the most challenging years for global health, DKT was not only able to maintain access to family planning products and services, but also increase that access in some areas of the world. We thank the many employees, donors, and partners who have supported DKT during this past year. These results and impact would not have been possible without you,” adds Purdy.
Since 1989, DKT International’s core mission has been to provide safe and affordable options for family planning and HIV prevention through social marketing in underserved countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia.