• WOMEN'S AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
    HEALTHY WOMEN MEAN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

GIVING WOMEN THE POWER TO SAFEGUARD THEIR OWN HEALTH.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Nearly 225 million women want to prevent pregnancy but can’t access family planning.
  • If those women had access to family planning, it would reduce unintended pregnancy by 70 percent, unsafe abortion by 74 percent, and pregnancy-related death by 66 percent.
  • Smaller family sizes mean healthier children and a better shot at a bright economic future.
  • Noncommunicable diseases—like women’s cancers, heart disease, and diabetes—are the single greatest cause of sickness and death in low-resource settings.
  • A single member with a noncommunicable disease can throw a family into poverty.
  • Half a million women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year; an estimated 275,000 die from it.
  • Breast cancer will afflict nearly 9.1 million women in developing countries over the next decade.

OUR PROGRESS

  • November 2016: Nearly 500,000 doses of the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press were administered to women in Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, and Uganda. About 120,000 of the women were using modern contraception for the first time.
  • June 2016: We expanded access to two contraceptives, with more than 400,000 doses of the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press administered in four African countries and the one-size-fits-most Caya® diaphragm available in more than 25 countries.
  • February 2016: The Woman's Condom achieved prequalification by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund, paving the way for increased access worldwide.
  • June 2015: Safe and effective, the one-size-fits-most Caya® diaphragm has been introduced in more than 15 countries.
  • June 2015: The injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press is now in four countries.
  • May 2015: A fast and cost-effective DNA test for the primary cause of cervical cancer launched in Guatemala, allowing women to collect their own screening samples.

Photo: PATH/Gabe Bienczycki


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