UNFPA Supplies 2015: Humanitarian Response

Publication Date: August 2016
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA

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This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – provides relief during humanitarian emergencies. It is part of UNFPA Supplies' Key Results for 2015.

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