In many countries, young people’s sexuality and homosexuality are taboo subjects. Large numbers of people have no access to contraceptives or antiretroviral medicines. And many women give birth without any form of professional assistance. Unwanted pregnancies, maternal mortality and transmission of the HIV virus are huge problems.
Together we can promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in developing countries. This will not only benefit the people themselves, but also boost social and economic progress in the countries in question.
Product Development Partnerships Fund III supports public private partnerships in the life science sector. With these partnerships we aim to develop new products and increase access to new (health-related) technologies and products that are specifically focused on diseases and disorders that predominantly affect poor populations in developing countries.