Organon´s family planning department visits Coalition
1st January 2007
On 15 January, Mr. Frank Roijmans, Executive Director of Organon's Institutional Affairs and Family Planning Department, visited the Secretariat. In an engaging and often thought provoking discussion, Roijmans described Organon's contributions in Madagascar where the MOH, donors, and other service-delivery providers are introducing Implanon through the public and socially marketed sectors. Organon is also working to support a second-tier market initiative in Yemen. Finally, Roijmans highlighted concerns affecting both the pharmaceutical sector and the development community. He discussed the importance of transparency and efficiency in commodity procurement; the role of price reductions for public-sector and socially marketed supplies, the opportunity for enhanced co-ordination at country level between the public and private sectors and the identification of best practices. He also highlighted areas where common expectations are less clear. What does the development community value most from the pharmaceutical sector? Is it engagement? Social commitment? Or just the cheapest price?