“Better health is central to human happiness and well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive and save more.”  World Health Organisation

The Challenge

Major progress has been made in improving the health of millions of people in developing countries over the past few decades. Maternal and child mortality rates have been reduced, life expectancy has increased and the fight against some infectious diseases has made headway. Many impressive statistics corroborate these improvements, such as the 80% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2017 due to successful vaccination programmes (United Nations 2019)

Yet in spite of these gains, a number of alarming health-related gaps remain between developed and developing regions. Due to the difficulty of obtaining affordable sanitary pads, an estimated one in ten girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their menstrual cycle (UNESCO 2014). Due to nutritional deprivation, more than a third of children are stunted in low-income countries. Due to a lack of access to safe drinking water, many more still develop preventable diseases such as cholera. (UNESCO 2014; WHO 2019)

Solving these problems will require the careful interplay between numerous factors from improved health systems and investment, to better education and infrastructure. Season Development plays a part in four main ways.

‘Disparities in global health

18.1 years – the difference in life expectancy between low- and high-income countries

10% - the estimated proportion of adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa who miss school during their menstrual cycle due to a lack of affordable sanitary pads

1 in 3 – the number of deaths of children under 5 years in low-income countries

1 in 41 - the proportion of women who die from maternal causes in low-income countries

405,000 - the estimated number of malaria deaths in 2018

758m - the number of people worldwide without access to even a basic drinking-water service, including 144m who are dependent on surface water

Source: World Health Organisation 2019; UNESCO 2014


1. Health Supplies

To help improve the health of populations in developing markets, we supply UN agencies, NGOs and health providers with critical supplies such as:

  • Reusable sanitary pads
  • Hygiene and dignity kits
  • Solar water pumps
  • Water purification tablets
  • Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)
  • Medical equipment

… and much more besides.

Given the sensitive nature of healthcare and medical supplies, we source these items with great care in line with international regulations and specifications. We also perform regular quality control inspections across our supply chains.

Contact us today to request a quotation and enquire about product specifications.

Please note that we can also source a large number of health, hygiene and medical products outside of our regular stock from Season Relief’s international network of suppliers.

2. Distributorships

Due to its highly regulated nature, it can be challenging to access health, hygiene and medical markets in developing countries. Setting up distribution channels and identifying vendors can also be burdensome and time-consuming.

With warehouse facilities across Africa and beyond, Season Development’s distributorship service enables you to avoid the red tape and gain rapid traction across developing markets.

Contact us to discuss a potential distributorship agreement – we’ve helped many companies to distribute their products and stand ready to assist you.

3. Project management and consulting

From building clinics and sanitation systems in rural areas to distributing malaria nets to hard-to-reach populations, our in-house Project Management team stands ready to assist. Moreover, our international network allows us to tap into a wealth of cutting-edge expertise and we often work in consortia with other companies, experts and organisations.

So whether you’re looking for a consortium partner or an independent project management team, contact us today and let’s find a way forward.

4. health Logistics

With over ten years of experience delivering health, hygiene and medical supplies across Africa and beyond, we can help organise your shipments or advise on the most efficient and cost-effective methods available.

Contact us to find out more.