The Coalition's Strategic Plan explicitly acknowledges the right of individuals to choose the supplies they need to satisfy their evolving reproductive health needs. This principle of choice commits the Coalition to address reproductive health options and to support the research needed to fill diagnostic, drug, and contraceptive methods gaps. The Caucus on New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies was established with this commitment in mind. It is a community of practice whose membership cuts across all three of the Coalition's Working Groups.
The Caucus functions as an intermediary within the Coalition â€“ Caucus members belong to both the Caucus and at least one of the Coalitionâ€™s Working Groups. This dual membership allows Caucus members to encourage Working Group discussions and activities that align with the Caucusâ€™ goal and purpose. The goal of the Caucus is to help improve choice of reproductive health technologies. The purpose of the group is to contribute to country level efforts to achieve MDG 5, by both supporting work to achieve universal access to RH services and products, and by facilitating their use to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. Members of the group are undertaking the following approaches towards meeting this goal:
The Caucus is currently engaged in the following activities:
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