Medical Care Development International (MCDI) distributes contraception, and uses underhanded tactics to integrate contraception-spreading programs into essential, life-saving work.
In 2010, MCDI published a final evaluation report of its project in Madagascar called the “Toliara Region Expanded Impact Project“. The pilot project for this program was the community distribution of depo-provera, an injectable contraceptive. On page 10, MCDI stated that through collaboration with Population Services International, MCDI was responsible for the distribution of orla contraceptives and condoms. Page 28 of this report says (emphasis added):
Community Distribution of Depo-Provera: (pilot project for TREIP):
Access to Family Planning services is a national priority and the provision of injectable contraceptives at the community level is included in Madagascar’s standards and procedures of Reproductive Health. In collaboration with FHI, MCDI signed an agreement to pilot the introduction of the injectable contraceptives at the community level in RAA. Two sites were selected in this pilot program, and each site has identified 10-12 community volunteers to implement this initiative. After an initial screening test, only 4 officers per site met the preestablished program criteria and were accepted in the program. In total, 31 community volunteers were trained and provided with materials and starter injectable contraceptives kits, yet only 8 became officially certified. These 8 CHWs became certified to provide injectable contraception after they received validation from both the head of the BHCs and their supervisory DSS, and demonstrated quality and technical capability to inject Depo-prevera.
Pages 143-144 of the 2007 annual report for this project specifically states that MCDI
will achieve the following results using community-based strategies to improve access to quality FP services, improve use of FP services and improve FP and RH practices and service delivery … Condoms, oral contraceptives, Depo-Provera, Spermicide and LAM will be provided by a medical doctor, nurse, midwife, or health aide.
MCDI’s own website states rather plainly that its approach to Maternal and Child Health projects is to ensure the availability of contraceptives in the community.
On other webpages formerly on MCDI’s website, which have since been deleted, MCDI proudly displayed its contraception-pushing work in other countries.
This page on MCDI’s website illustrated how MCDI implemented the distribution and promotion of contraception in Madagascar by integrating it with its water sanitation project.
In its 2005 annual report, MCDI explained how it is increasing the number of locations that distribute contraceptives in Madagascar.
In a project it was responsible for from 2001-2003, MCDI produced an animated video promoting condom use in Swaziland.
From 1999-2003, MDCI promoted contraceptive family planning in Bolivia.
From 2000-2003, MCDI worked to improve contraceptive family planning in Mozambique.
From 1999-2000, MDCI worked to increase “quality, coverage, and effectiveness of” contraceptive family planning.
MCDI is distributing and promoting the very worst forms of contraception, and doing so by combining its contraception-pushing efforts with real life-saving work..
Because of MCDI’s unwavering promotion of these grave moral evils, no Christian could ever, in good conscience, support, provide funds or a clean image for this organization.