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Overwhelmed with health product registration? We’re here to help!
Regulatory requirements for product registration can be overwhelming. They’re complex, vary by country, and frequently change. We know they’re important (safe medicines, yes!), but what does it actually take to get a product from the manufacturing plant onto the shelves in your local pharmacy? Let’s take a look together.
Introducing Catalyst Global
We have a new name and are rebranding WCG Cares as Catalyst Global.
Introduction of long-acting family planning method to USAID and UNFPA Product Catalogs
WCG Cares is excited to see the addition of the hormonal IUD to the USAID and UNFPA catalogues.
Revamped and Revitalized: New Twists on Existing Contraceptives
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 Welcomes New Members to Its Board of Directors
WCG Cares is pleased to announce five new members to its Board of Directors.
How a new self-care product in Niger is meeting women’s unique needs during COVID-19
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.
Will diaphragms make a comeback?
Niger has the world’s highest fertility rate: women have an average of seven children in their lifetime. The Caya™ Diaphragm and Gel may appeal to women who desire a non-hormonal, self-use method of contraception other than condoms.
Finding her contraceptive match
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.
Product Registration: Pro Tips for Program Managers
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.
Why Aren’t Female Condom Markets Working?
The female condom is currently the only woman-controlled contraceptive method that offers triple protection against unintended pregnancy, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
How to interest providers and retailers in female condoms
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.
WCG Cares Board Chairman Dr. James Trussell
It is with great sadness that WCG announces the passing of Dr. James Trussell, Board Chairman of WCG Cares.
USAID Funds New Innovations to Strengthen Health Supply Chains
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a joint call for innovative and transformative solutions that can overcome key roadblocks and build more effective supply chains in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
KESSEL MEDintim GmbH, WCG Cares and Population Services International Announce Launch of Caya™ Diaphragm and Caya™ Gel in Niger
The introduction of the Caya™ Diaphragm and Caya™ Gel in Niger is supported by the Expanding Effective Contraceptive Options (EECO) project, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).