A large proportion of the global supply of female condoms is handled by a handful of bulk purchasers or major funders. These organisations, working predominantly in the public sector, supply condoms on the behalf of governments or programmes and, by buying in large quantities, can often secure significant savings in terms of purchasing price.
Below is a brief summary of the biggest such organisations (listed in alphabetical order). If other companies wish to be mentioned here, please contact i+solutions.
DKT International designs and implements social marketing programs in 19 countries around the world. DKT programs provided 25 million couple years of protection (CYPs) in 2012, using standard conversion factors for Couple Years of Protection (CYP). This figure makes DKT the largest private provider of contraceptives and family planning services in the developing world (source: DKT website).
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The Global Fund galvanizes support for the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, working with partners to support the most effective prevention and treatment. We have a historic opportunity to seize new advances in science and apply practical experience to defeat these diseases and remove them as threats to public health. Working together, we can do great things. (source: http://www.theglobalfund.org).
Funding PSI procurement
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people. The Federation defends the right of all people to enjoy sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination (source: IPPF website).
PSI is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV and AIDS, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. (source: PSI website).
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. In order to fulfill its mandate and achieve its vision, UNDP must procure a significant volume of goods and services (source: UNDP website).
Funding part of procurement of UNFPA
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) partners with governments, other agencies and civil society to advance UNFPA's mission of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person's potential is fulfilled. For more than 30 years, UNFPA has been procuring contraceptives and related commodities for the developing world. UNFPA is today the largest public sector procurer of these items (source: UNFPA website).
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, in partnership with ministries of health and other organizations, improves health outcomes in developing countries by increasing the availability of health supplies. For more than 30 years, USAID has been providing contraceptives and condoms to field programs, a critical component of health program success. Using best practices and innovative approaches, the project develops and implements robust logistics solutions, fosters supportive commodity security environments, procures and ships health commodities, and partners with local organizations to build sustainable capacity (source: USAID | DELIVER website).
*Data obtained from the RHInterchange