Access to reproductive health products and services is limited in Mozambique, where only 25% of married women use some form of modern contraception. DKT established a social marketing program in 2009 with the mission of making high quality, affordable contraceptives available across Mozambique.
DKT Mozambique offers a variety of products, including condoms, oral contraceptives, IUDs, implants and emergency contraception. DKT Mozambique currently has two condom brands, Prudence and Fiesta, as well as the Intimo brand which encompasses DKT’s female contraceptive and reproductive health products. DKT’s brands are popular across Mozambique, with Prudence having the second highest brand equity in the country.
DKT’s products can be found throughout the country in pharmacies, retail shops, and clinics, including DKT’s Intimo clinic network. DKT Mozambique’s clinic network—launched in 2011—is robust; women can access products, services, and counselling at brick and mortar clinics or mobile outreach units throughout the country, including in the Maputo, Sofala, Gaza, Zambezia, Tete, and Inhambane provinces. DKT was sponsored by the UNFPA for a campaign called “My Choice,” which brought three mobile units to the deep rural areas of Tete province serving 45 locations. The program started in 2019 and served 20,000 women in the first year.
With low population density and high unmet need, outreach is a critical component of DKT’s work in Mozambique. DKT Mozambique organizes an active network of community mobilizers, or ativistas, who go door to door in rural areas , arrange marketplace activities, or provide informational presentations and services to school-going youth to educate Mozambicans on family planning.