DKT International Helps Maintain Global Access to Family Planning Despite Conflict and Inflation of Goods and Services

April 25, 2022

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Much like Europe after World War II, political instability in war-torn countries, social and economic upheaval, religious constraints, and large refugee populations from Ukraine, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, and Somalia set public health initiatives like family planning significantly back or completely unavailable. Clinics close and doctors move on--despite such challenges, DKT International, one of the world’s largest providers of family planning, HIV/AIDS and safe abortion products and services, steps in to fill a growing unmet need as a critical provider of condoms and other contraception.

“Often, in times of conflict, the right or ability to access family planning is one of the first things women lose,” says Chris Purdy, CEO of DKT International. “It’s every woman’s right to choose when and if to have children, and envision a world where every child is wanted, which speaks directly to the goals of FP2030 to enable women and girls to have access to affordable modern contraceptives.”