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Catalyst Global To Conclude Transformative Decade of Increasing Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Products and Services for Girls and Women Globally
After more than a decade of dedication to increasing access to critical sexual and reproductive health products and services in the global South, Catalyst Global (formerly WCG Cares), announces its decision to cease operations in 2024.
Contraceptive product introduction is complex. The Contraceptive Innovation Index, designed to facilitate discussions and decision-making around the introduction and scale up of contraceptive technologies, offers a comprehensive but streamlined way to organize and make sense of information.
Consumers need a range of effective contraceptive options that meet their varied preferences, including the preference for on-demand contraception—especially among those who have infrequent sex. Research shows that on-demand options have enormous potential to respond to consumer preferences.
The Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project is delighted to partner with Knowledge SUCCESS to bring you this curated collection of resources to guide the introduction of new contraceptive products.
WCG Cares is excited to see the addition of the hormonal IUD to the USAID and UNFPA catalogues.
Worldwide, women can relate to the struggle of finding a contraceptive method that fits their needs and preferences. The research shows that women often try several products before finding one that works for them for now, and then repeat the search when their situation changes – be it shifts in their health or relationship status, or once they’ve reached their desired family size.
WCG Cares is pleased to announce five new members to its Board of Directors.
Caya™ Diaphragm is a new self-care product available to Nigerian women as of June 2019 that offers contraception without having to see a provider in a healthcare.
In 2018, Honorina found a method that was just right for her: the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine System (LNG-IUS or IUS). She chose it after receiving counseling on the range of method options available in a clinic that receives training and support from PSI Madagascar.
To demystify the product registration process for non-specialists, such as global health program managers, the USAID-funded Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project developed a guide on the basics of product registration. Three key tips from the guide are summarized in this blog.
Retailers and other providers play a pivotal role in creating or blocking access to new health products. A new case study examines the barriers and attitudes towards Whisper, a new female condom, and presents lessons learned from Malawi.