Reproductive health challenges in Tanzania include frequent contraceptive stock outs, persistent stigma surrounding contraceptive use, economic disempowerment of women and a lack of available contraceptive options and sex education for youth. As a result, 48% of 19-year-old women in Tanzania are either pregnant or have already given birth. Tanzania also grapples with a serious HIV epidemic with nearly 1.4 million people infected. Women are disproportionately affected and comprise over 60% of cases, and young women in particular face high incidence rates.
DKT Tanzania was established in 2013 to respond to these issues through combined social marketing and clinical networking efforts. DKT Tanzania provides a wide range of high quality, affordable contraceptives. DKT Tanzania considers its mission to procure low cost, user-friendly contraceptives and fill the gaps in the supply chain that block women from using these products. Furthermore, the organization aims to challenge perceived norms regarding sex and contraception to move family planning and HIV prevention into the mainstream.
DKT Tanzania owns and operates reproductive health clinics in the major cities of Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Mbeya and Mwanza. At these clinics, women and men can access high quality, low cost contraceptive options in a non-judgmental, confidential setting. Clinics aim toward youth, providing a safe space within which young people can learn about sex and how to prevent unwanted prenancies.
DKT Tanzania has developed an innovative online digital and social media presence to reach young people. DKT brand Bull Condoms won “Instagram Account of the Year” in Tanzania for its engaging content and large number of followers.
In 2016, DKT Tanzania provided 232,637 couple years of protection.
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