Potentially life-saving medications to prevent pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections after sexual violence are inaccessible to the vast majority of the women who need them. Yet, we know this can change because we have delivered this care to thousands of women in the eastern Congo with Dr. Denis Mukwege and his team at Panzi Hospital.
To reach every woman within 72 hours of violence, both paradigm and policy must change. Global Strategies is advocating for simple and scalable solutions: use medications that are easy to tolerate when taken together, place all the medications required in a box and use technology to track the boxes to better understand post-rape care demand and prevent stockouts. If you are interested in adopting this model or learning more about our approach, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.