Major Milestones

1974: Family Planning Social Marketing Project (FPSMP) established under a tripartite agreement amongPopulation Services International (PSI), GOB and USAID

1975: The distribution of USAID-donated Raja condom and Maya contraceptive pill started through private sector outlets

1985: FPSMP launched Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) to address high diarrheal deaths due to dehydration

1990: FPSMP became Social Marketing Company (SMC), a private not-for-profit organization under the Companies Actof 1913 with a voluntary Board

1997: SMC became a direct recipient of USAID funds with the departure of PSI

1998: ‘Blue Star Network' introduced to offer quality public health services for the community people

2000: SMC Tower (the headquarter building of SMC) inaugurated at Banani, Dhaka.

2004: ORS manufacturing facility started at Bhaluka, Mymensingh

2008: Central Warehouse inaugurated at Bhaluka, Mymensingh

2008: 'SMC Zinc' (the essential micronutrient) launched as an adjunct therapy to ORSaline

2008: ‘MoniMix' (the micronutrient powder) launched to improve nutritional status of children (6 months to 5 years of age)

2012: SMC became fully sustainable recovering more than 100% of non-program related costs

2012: SMC was awarded USAID-funded MIH project through a competitive bidding

2013: ‘Joya' Sanitary Napkin launched to ensure good hygiene of women during menstruation

2013: ‘Pink Star Network' formed to provide Long-acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) services through graduatedoctors

2013: ‘Gold Star Network' formed to develop women entrepreneurs for creating demand and selling public healthproducts.

2014: SMC Enterprise Ltd formed as a fully-owned for-profit subsidiary company of SMC

2015: Bogura Regional Office and Warehouse inaugurated

2016: The construction of hygiene manufacturing plant in Cumilla started

2016: SMC was awarded the Marketing Innovation for Sustainable Health Development (MISHD) project by USAID

2017: Manufacturing of hygiene products at the Cumilla plant started

2017: Construction of ‘SMC Tower-2' at Darussalam, Mirpur, Dhaka started

2017: Prescription pharmaceutical products launched in its own brand name

2018: SMC Niltara Clinic and Model Pharmacy inaugurated at Dhaka Uddyan, Mohammadpur, Dhaka

2018: ‘Green Star Network' formed to ensure minimum primary health care services and sell public health products

2019: Commercial production of MoniMix started

2019: Production line for commercial production of capsules and MoniMix pouch started at Bhaluka Factory, Mymensingh

2020: SMC was awarded the Multiple Micronutrient Supplements (MMS) by Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and launched its own brand 'FullCare' tablet to address the nutritional needs of the pregnant women

2020: ‘Vermicid' (Albendazole 400 mg) launched to reduce the burden of worms caused by soil-transmitted helminthinfections

2020: SMC was awarded the ‘Alliance for Combating Tuberculosis in Bangladesh (ACTB)' by USAID

2021: 'MoniMixPlus' (the micronutrient powder) launched to prevent anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies in children(5 to 12 years of age).

2021: ‘SMC Plus' (the electrolyte drink) launched to help the dehydration, fatigue and low blood pressure instantly

2021: The construction work of ‘SMC Tower-2' completed and the operation of SMC Clinic and the Model Pharmacy started

2022: ‘Rose Star Network' formed to offer growth monitoring and nutrition services of children through pediatricians

2022: Ground breaking work of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) project at Bhabanipur, Gazipur started

2023: Launched Triforce (Ceftriaxone 500 mg IM, 1 g IM & 1 g IV) injection, Fungicap (Fluconazole USP) and SMC Gold (Multivitamin & Multimineral) tablet to create new opportunities to meet the demand of customers.

2023: SMC starts producing Fungicap, Esomium, Prazomax, Zifday capsules in Bhaluka Factory.

2023: Introduced Calcium-enriched "Forbon" tablet to meet the calcium deficiency of children, adolescents and adults of all ages, as well as pregnant and lactating women.

2023: SMC has proudly introduced the first-ever micronutrient-enriched and delicious "SMC Butter Cookies" in Bangladesh.