Major Milestones

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

1975: USAID-donated Raja condom and Maya contraceptive pill started distribution 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 company under the Companies Act of 1913 with a voluntary Board

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

2000: Inaugurated Company’s own headquarter building ‘SMC Tower’ in Banani, Dhaka

2004: ORS manufacturing facility started operation in Bhaluka, Mymensingh

2008: Central Warehouse inaugurated in Bhaluka, Mymensingh

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

2012: Awarded USAID-funded MIH Project through a competitive bidding

2014: Formed SMC Enterprise Ltd, a fully-owned for-profit subsidiary company

2015: Inaugurated Bogura Regional Office and Warehouse

2016: Started construction of hygiene manufacturing plant in Cumilla

2016: Awarded the Marketing Innovation for Sustainable Health Development (MISHD) project by USAID

2017: Manufacturing of hygiene products at the Cumilla plant begins

2017: Started construction of ‘SMC Tower - 2’ in Mirpur, Dhaka

2017: Launched prescription pharmaceutical products in its own brand name

2018: Inaugurated SMC Niltara Clinic and Model Pharmacy in Dhaka