By Alisha Haridasani Gupta,
In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Purdy, chief executive of one of the world’s largest providers of contraceptives and family planning services, DKT International, sent out an email asking for help.
The pandemic is going to wreak havoc on the supply chains of contraceptives, a situation that will severely curtail women’s access to sexual and reproductive care around the world, he wrote. What this U.S.-based nonprofit organization needed urgently was cash to buy extra inventory that could be sent to health care providers and pharmacies in African countries.
The email went out to DKT’s regular list of donors, which included about a dozen government institutions and major philanthropic organizations.
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