Success Stories in Reproductive Health Commodity Security

No. of pages: 28

Publication date: 2010

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Sustained and strategic support from UNFPA through the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Securities helping developing countries to provide access to a reliable supply of contraceptives, condoms, medicines and equipment. This publication presents eight examples of specific activities funded .

Examples from Lao PDR, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Sierra Leone examine progress in many areas of the complex process involved in ensuring that all individuals can obtain and use affordable, quality reproductive health supplies of their choice whenever they need them. The stories describe a range of activities, from establishing budget lines for essential reproductive health supplies to designing culturally appropriate and community-based distribution to developing capacity in logistics management.