Low cost implants?
24th June 2009
First introduced over 25 years ago, contraceptive implants are today a familiar component of most family programs. Their use, however, has been constrained by a number of factors - not the least of which is their high unit cost.
In a new E-bulletin, USAID examines the benefits of a new implantable contraceptive, now available for up to 60 percent less than other implants currently on the market. The newcomer, Sino-implant, is manufactured in China, consists of two rods, and is effective for up to 4 years. It is currently registered in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and China, and undergoing registration in approximately 17 other countries.
The USAID E-bulletin looks at the implications of the new method on cost, quality, and programming.
Access the E-bulletin here.