Making a Difference to Fight the Zika Virus

January 19, 2018 

In early 2016 during the Zika virus outbreak, Puerto Rico had the highest number of Zika virus infections in the United States, a high rate of unintended pregnancy and limited access to contraception due to many factors, including reduced availability of the full range of reversible methods and high out-of-pocket costs. Recognizing the importance of contraception access during the virus outbreak, the CDC Foundation, with technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders and private donors including Mylan, established the Zika Contraception Access Network in Puerto Rico. Now, the Lancet Public Health has published an article examining the initial results of the program. Learn more in this CDC Foundation press release.

Mylan is always looking for opportunities to donate medicines we produce to those who need them most. Since 2007, we have donated more than 114 million doses of medicine in the U.S., and 2.2 billion doses worldwide.