By using a market development approach, we can apply a systems lens to consider how stewardship, financing, rules and regulations, and access to information combine to influence private sector behavior. By tackling the barriers and uncovering the incentives, we can move towards a thriving private market to complement public sector services.
Manufacturing of an injectable contraceptive in Sub-Saharan Africa may be possible under certain conditions and further investigations with local manufacturers and development banks may be appropriate.
Embracing and improving collaboration between the Ministry of Health and stakeholders to advance contraceptive security, cost-effective implementation of strategic plans, and systematic monitoring for greater impact was a unique lesson from the Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System mechanism.
Rwanda has made many gains in information communications technology infrastructure over the past few years. While these health information systems have improved in efficiency, there are still gaps to close in the supply chain that impact interoperability, data analytics, end-to-end data visibility, product verification, and traceability.
Contraceptive security is the ability to choose, obtain and use a wide range of high-quality and affordable contraceptive methods. National governments use policy levers to achieve their family planning goals. At the global level, contraceptive security aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals. Detailed, reliable data is needed to identify best practices, assess trends, and target…
Service delivery points in lower- and middle-income countries have frequent stockouts of medicines and contraceptives. One driver of this is a lack of real-time visibility into stock levels of health commodities at facilities. The Drugs Out of Range system provides a user-friendly method of real-time alerting of stock status to those overseeing facility order fulfillment.
The USAID Advancing Universal Health Coverage (AUHC) strategically coordinated with local governments and other stakeholders to design a comprehensive strategy to increase access and uptake of family planning services.
In West Africa, a communication gap between global and regional stakeholders was contributing to family planning stock imbalances in the region. But the creation of a coordinating committee changed that.
Teleoperators monitor site-level inventory status through the hotline, closely track stock transfers or return requests, and transmit emergency orders to district and regional warehouses, providing much-needed data for decision-makers.
Chemonics is committed to building gender-responsive and gender-transformative programming by understanding and addressing the context-specific social norms, power structures, and limitations on access to resources that impact people and communities.
Access to high-quality voluntary family planning enables individuals, couples, and families to improve their sexual and reproductive health, transforming their lives while contributing to their communities’ economic growth and resilience. Yet more than 200 million women who want to avoid pregnancy lack access to modern contraceptive methods. This limits their ability to decide whether to…
The third and final event of the HRH2030 end-of-program legacy series featured a panel of experts discussing key topics related to the health workforce.