The Woman’s Condom, developed by PATH and our partner CONRAD, has been selected as a finalist in the technologies and innovations category of the Women Deliver Top 50 online competition. The competition recognizes solutions that have helped or have the potential to help improve the condition of girls and women around the world. Winners will be chosen through voting held on the Women Deliver Facebook page.
Why vote for the Woman’s Condom?
Millions of women worldwide have an urgent need for dual protection from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The Woman’s Condom expands options for dual protection initiated by women. Women and their partners helped design the Woman’s Condom. Clinical studies in several countries confirmed that the condom is safe, acceptable, and easy to use, and that it performs well.
The Dahua Medical Apparatus Company in Shanghai is licensed to produce the condom. With support from several donors, the company is working toward making the Woman’s Condom available to women in China. PATH and our partners are also working to bring the product to sub-Saharan Africa.
The Woman’s Condom is poised to deliver on its potential to improve reproductive health for women, and your vote can make a difference. To vote for the Woman’s Condom and other great ideas, visit the Women Deliver Facebook page. If you aren’t a fan of the page, you’ll be prompted to “like” the page before you can vote.
You can vote for up to ten solutions in each category. In addition to the Woman’s Condom, please consider voting for AccessRH. AccessRH is a project of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, a PATH-managed global partnership dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure better reproductive health.
Voting ends at 6 p.m. Eastern time on March 2.
Posted February 28, 2012.