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A trusted partner in sexual and reproductive health

Sexual and reproductive health is a human right. Access to safe, quality and effective contraceptives, medicines and equipment is paramount to women’s reproductive health and is central to gender equality. UNFPA partner countries are increasingly using their own resources to make investments in reproductive health sustainable and life-changing for women, their communities and the society at large.

Through UNFPA Procurement Services, governments, NGOs and not-for-profit organisations can access UNFPA's knowledge and purchasing capacity to make the best use of their financial resources and donor funds. Whether working with sexual and reproductive health, family planning, humanitarian response or population census, UNFPA delivers quality supplies in a reliable way.

UNFPA Procurement Services is built on partnerships and is not for profit. UNFPA commits to the highest levels of accountability, transparency and integrity in our partnerships.

Partners in Development

By partnering with UNFPA, organizations gain access to a wide range of quality-assured supplies backed by UNFPA’s knowledge and purchasing power. UNFPA partners with governments and NGOs in low- and middle-income countries as well as World Bank Borrowers, Global Fund Principal Recipients and other United Nations organizations. To date, more than 300 organizations in 138 countries have partnered with UNFPA to procure supplies.


For more information, see the resources below or contact us.

Investing in family planning and ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health supplies as part of comprehensive health services saves lives, promotes gender equality and boosts sustainable development.

The Reproductive Health Supplies Visualizer (RH VIZ) can tailor shipment data for trend analysis to answer questions such as:

  • What is the value or quantity of contraceptives shipped to countries?
  • How have shipment values and quantities changed over time?
  • How does the method mix differ across countries and over time?

Browse the extensive UNFPA Catalogue of quality assured products and use the estimated prices for comparison with other suppliers to build a reproductive health procurement plan.

UNFPA can provide expert guidance and information that helps sexual and reproductive health partners make the best procurement decisions to meet their needs.

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How to order

UNFPA Procurement Services aims to make the ordering process as smooth as possible. 

Download and complete the Request for Pro forma Invoice form. Send the completed Request for Pro forma Invoice to UNFPA including desired mode of shipment and INCOTERM. The Request for Pro forma Invoice should be sent via email to Partners will receive their Pro forma Invoice directly from their UNFPA procurement focal point. The Pro forma Invoice is a binding offer valid for 30 days from the date of issuance.

An order confirmation is attached to the Pro forma Invoice. Sign and return your Order Confirmation to UNFPA. Signing and returning this, indicates acceptance of the UNFPA Service Conditions.

When the customer has transferred the amount on the Pro forma Invoice and it is credited to UNFPA within the validity date stated on the Pro Forma Invoice, UNFPA will place the order with suppliers.

Once your order is shipped, UNFPA sends electronic copies of the shipping documents to the consignee. Original shipping documents are couriered by the supplier in advance of the arrival of the order. The customer is responsible for completing all customs formalities and obtaining all customs related clearances.

For further information, see the resources below or contact us.

Ordering reproductive health kits

For an overview of the Inter-Agency Emergency Reproductive Health (IARH) Kits from UNFPA, please review the manual. The manual provides detailed information on the contents of the kits and guidance on meeting reproductive health needs in humanitarian settings.

To place an order for IARH Kits, download the IARH Kits Request Form and email a completed version to the emergency procurement team. A member of the emergency procurement team will contact customers directly.

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All individuals should have access to affordable, quality sexual and reproductive health supplies of their choice whenever they need them. This is why UNFPA places a high priority on reproductive health commodity security by evaluating and pre-qualifying suppliers based on internationally recognized quality standards before entering into any contractual agreements.

WHO and UNFPA recommend only procuring male latex condoms, female condoms and IUDs from manufacturing sites that have been prequalified. Guidance to complement and enhance regulatory procedures for male condoms, female condoms and IUDs is available in the resources below.

Read more about the WHO/UNFPA Prequalification Programmes.

2021 Procurement highlights


Governments/government institutions served


NGOs served


Partners served

+73 M

Provided with one year of contraceptive protection


IARH Kits delivered


Countries received contraceptives from UNFPA


Products in catalogue

+730 M

Condoms procured


Countries received SRH supplies from UNFPA

Partner Procurement in NumbersGovernments, NGOs, Global Fund & UN Agencies 2011-2020

Since 2011, governments/government institutions in 80 programme countries and 50 partners procured sexual and reproductive health supplies through UNFPA Procurement Services.

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