01 December 2016
International Contraceptive Access (ICA) Foundation
As part of its commitment to FP2020 in support of Every Woman Every Child, the International Contraceptive Access (ICA) Foundation—a public-private partnership between the Population Council and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals—commits to donating contraceptive products to public health organizations, such as multilaterals, governments and NGOs in FP2020 focus countries.
The foundation commits to offering in donation up to 20,000 levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine systems (LNG IUS) per year from 2016 to 2020 to qualified service organizations in the 69 FP2020 focus countries. LNG IUS is a contraceptive method containing a synthetic female hormone, levonorgestrel, which is released slowly into the uterus, and is widely used in other contraceptive methods, such as implants and oral contraceptive pills. Since 2003, the ICA Foundation has donated nearly 75,000 LNG IUS devices to organizations in 28 developing countries in an effort to serve the reproductive needs of women and families in resource-poor settings.
More information about this commitment to FP2020 can be found here.