Country of Operation
- DKT InternationalNot-for-profit
SummaryDKT Malaysia focuses its efforts on providing high-risk groups such as prostitutes with high-quality, low-cost condoms, who in turn market them to colleagues and clients.
In 1974, 33 percent of Malaysians used some form of birth control. Today this figure is over 60 percent. However, there are differing birthrates among Malaysia's ethnic groups with Malays having the highest rate, and family planning services are not widely available in rural areas.
Key program components
The DKT-Malaysia program has become completely self-sustaining by adopting the principle of cross-subsidy. Some of the profits from commercial sales are used to lower the cost of condoms to the sex industry. Sex workers can purchase DKT's condoms at just $2.50 in US currency per gross, while the price to consumers at traditional commercial outlets is more than ten times higher. In 2009, DKT's program sold over 5 million assorted condoms throughout Malaysia. This translates into 52,037 CYPs.