Our team has developed the SubQ Assist, a task-shifting device that makes subcutaneous contraceptive implants simple and safe to administer. The SubQ Assist acts like a template for a Community Healthcare Worker (CHW), controlling the skin and implant trocar simultaneously to ensure that implants are inserted just underneath the skin and never too deeply.
With the SubQ Assist, Ministries of Health and family planning providers can be confident that contraceptive implants are being administered correctly and can be easily removed. The SubQ Assist enables CHWs to provide a highly effective form of long-acting contraception to women in areas.
Our team has worked in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Rwanda to gather feedback on the design and refine our path to market
The SubQ Assist was designed and developed through a collaboration between
SubQ Assist development is funded by
With the SubQ Assist, we are able to fill a gap with respect to the current range of contraceptives
The map below displays the number of contraceptive implants that are NOT administered each year due to a lack of trained healthcare providers in rural areas. Zoom in and explore by clicking on individual countries to learn more.