Launched in 2017, the DMPA-SC Access Collaborative is a three-year initiative working in 8 to 12 countries to accelerate scale-up of DMPA-SC* (brand name Sayana® Press) while strengthening health systems and markets for family planning. Initial focus countries include Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia.
The Access Collaborative provides health ministries and country partners with a range of support, including dedicated technical assistance to integrate DMPA-SC alongside other methods in national family planning programs. The Access Collaborative also shares information gathered across countries with international donors to help shape the global market for DMPA-SC, with the ultimate aim of dependable supply available at affordable prices.
In addition, the Access Collaborative facilitates learning across countries by exchanging information, results, and lessons learned; troubleshooting challenges; and accelerating the adoption of best practices through two interactive, virtual Learning and Action Networks—one Anglophone and one Francophone.
“ The introduction of DMPA-SC brings a new tool to the existing range of contraceptive methods in Senegal, enriching family planning service offerings here. ”— Maymouna Ba, PATH DMPA-SC Research Officer, Senegal
*DMPA-SC: Subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate.
Sayana Press is a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc.