Gates Foundation Announces Price Reduction of Long-Acting Reversible Injectable Contraceptive
DateFebruary 27, 2013
SourceBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Innovative partnership reduces cost of Bayer's long-acting reversible contraceptive implant Jadelle® by more than 50 percent. An unprecedented group of public and private sector partners has finalized an agreement that will make Jadelle®, an effective, long-acting, reversible contraceptive implant, available to more than 27 million women in the world's poorest countries at a more than 50 percent price reduction over the next six years. The Jadelle Access Program – developed and supported through a partnership between Bayer HealthCare AG, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – builds on momentum generated at the July 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, where global leaders pledged to provide an additional 120 million women in developing countries with contraceptive access by 2020.