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A low-cost, safe, and effective contraceptive implant

Zarin®, Levoplant, also known as Sino-implant (II), is a subcutaneous contraceptive implant manufactured in China by Shanghai Dahua Pharmaceutical Company Limited. The implant is composed of two thin, flexible rods made of medical grade silicone, each containing 75 mg of levonorgestrel (a synthetic progestin). Each rod consists of a drug core and an external medical silastic tube that is sealed at both ends with medical adhesive. The implant is inserted under the skin of the upper arm.

With funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pharm Access Africa Limited partnered with Family Health International (Now FHI360) and registered the product in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

Pharm Access Africa Limited also hosted the pharmaco-vigilance hub for Zarin®, in Nairobi, Kenya that monitors adverse events with the product. These are shared with national regulatory authorities, manufacturing site and partners.