HERO and MARIE STOPES AUSTRALIA join forces

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

Coinciding with International Condom Day (13th February) and National Condom Day (14th February), Australia’s only socially responsible condom company, HERO, and national non-profit Marie Stopes Australia, are proud to announce their new partnership to address rising demand for adequate and regular supply of free issue condoms.

The two organisations have partnered with the shared vision of ensuring sexual and reproductive healthcare is safe and accessible for everyone living in Australia— even in the midst of a health crisis and global pandemic.

HERO Condoms has been a strong activist on equitable distribution of contraception. To date, HERO has donated over 2 million condoms to the people of Botswana, and over 100,000 condoms to various communities and health organisations here in Australia.

Marie Stopes Australia sees over 50,000 clients each year across fourteen clinics, servicing the diversity and complexities of metropolitan, regional and remote communities across Australia.

“Marie Stopes Australia are proud of our innovative approach to providing accessible services and equitable support for the communities we operate in.” said Jamal Hakim, Managing Director of Marie Stopes Australia.

“It is important for us to be responsive to client and community needs. Our partnership with HERO will help us ensure that clients throughout Australia have access to the only form of contraception that can prevent sexually transmitted infections” added Hakim.

“This partnership is really exciting for HERO, not only because we believe in the transformational potential of business, but because we both share a commitment to creating a more fair and equal society, through sexual and reproductive health care.” said David Wommelsdorff, CEO of HERO.

“We know that during health crises like the COVID19 pandemic, the social, health and economic fallout leads to strain across the entire health sector*, and this can particularly impact the contested field of sexual and reproductive health rights” added David.

HERO has kicked off the partnership with a donation of 10,000 condoms. The goal is to double numbers in 2021, ensuring Australians can access sexual and reproductive health services despite pressure on health systems.

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7274978/

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