Country of Operation
- DKT InternationalNot-for-profit
SummaryDKT Mozambique is using an innovative social marketing program to encourage the use of condoms and other contraception.
Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Modern contraceptive prevalence is a low 12 percent, and only 60% of women have knowledge of any method of family planning. The average woman in Mozambique has six children, and the majority of women give birth at least once by the age of 20. HIV/AIDS is a serious problem in Mozambique. The prevalence of AIDS among pregnant women is about 12 percent, and if the HIV/AIDS incidence rate does not decline, Mozambique's already low average life expectancy (about 44 years for women and 42 years for men) will drop over the next ten years. DKT Mozambique aims to provide men and women in Mozambique with free/subsidised access to family planning devices and counseling.
Key program components
In 2009, DKT established a family planning program in Mozambique with offices in Maputo, the capital. The first sales of IUDs took place in April of 2009, and DKT began selling condoms and misoprostol through an energetic social marketing campaign by the end of the year. DKT-Mozambique also began marketing oral contraceptives and manual vacuum aspiration kits. In 2009, DKT's new program provided 12,199 CYPs. DKT is contracting out with existing clinics to provide family planning services and looking at coupons and voucher systems so when poor women come to our franchised clinics they don't have to pay out of pocket. Vouchers will bridge what providers would normally charge and what customers want to pay—we are researching price elasticity now. In 2011, DKT introduced a hormonal implant (Sino II) for the first time via the private sector as well as franchise clinic network. In the last 6 months of 2011, 2,800 implants as well as 4,050 copper IUDs were sold. Also in 2011, DKT Mozambique launched a social franchising program branded as Intimo, providing condoms, OCs, IUDs, implants, EC and misoprostol in nine clinics. Intimo has used innovations like social media to increase access to its clinics; its Facebook page reaches over 6,600 Mozambicans (85% between the ages of 18 and 34) with information on family planning and reproductive health.In 2012, DKT's program provided over 5.2 million condoms, over 91,000 oral contraceptives, and mroe than 74,000 misoprostol pills for 188,034 CYPs. This represents a 93% increase from last year.