Pfizer Announces $1 Contraceptive for Women in the Developing Countries

November 16, 2014 3:03 PM

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Access to an injectable contraceptive shot priced at just $1 will be made available to women in 69 of the world’s poorest countries. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the Children’s Investment Fund announced in the last week so as to make a move to expand access to the contraceptive.

With a view to enable some of the poorest women in the world to buy the device at a reduced cost or receive it free, Sayana Press, the official name of the injection system, will be sold to registered purchasers. The contraceptive was first used for contraception in Burkina Faso and is based on tech...

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