Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Family planning and reproductive health
- Maternal, newborn and child health
SummaryDKT will develop innovative outreach, education, and marketing efforts to shift family planning behavior and to expand the contraceptive market.
Family planning challenges in Tanzania include supply chain stock outs and irregularities, social inhibitions related to religion and culture, and a lack of modern birth control methods and sex education for young girls and adolescents. Tanzania grapples with a serious HIV epidemic– nearly 1.6 million people are infected. Women are particularly affected and comprise over 60% of cases.
DKT Tanzania will respond to these problems by providing a wide range of high-quality contraceptives at affordable prices. Providing method choices, introducing innovative technologies and filling gaps in the supply chain will help serve the total marketplace.
Key program components
DKT is in the early stages of establishing a program in Tanzania. With a population of 44 million, Tanzania is the 6th most populous country in Africa and contains some 1.5 million women with unmet family planning needs. Nearly 45% of Tanzania’s population is under the age of 15, making it one of the world’s youngest countries. A large number of young people will soon face choices about sex and family planning. Women have an average of 5 children and the contraceptive prevalence rate holds steady at 34%.
DKT Tanzania is using social marketing to expand the contraceptive market, providing an affordable, high-quality range of products throughout Tanzania.
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