Initiatives

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstruation is fundamental to sexual and reproductive health and rights, but in many parts of the world, it is cloaked in shame and fear. Hundreds of millions of girls and women lack access to the information, supplies, and sanitation needed to manage menstruation comfortably. We at the RHSC believe that every woman and girl has a right to water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as the reproductive health supplies that she needs. Read more

World Population Day

More than 7.5 billion people live on this planet; this is set to grow to 9.2 billion by 2050. This year, for the first time, more than 1 billion people go to bed hungry every day. 214 million women and girls want to plan their pregnancies but don’t have access to contraception. Fulfilling unmet need would result in 67 million fewer unintended pregnancies, 23 million fewer planned births, 36 million fewer abortions, 2.2 million fewer newborn deaths, and 224,000 fewer maternal deaths. Read more

Who's Holding Up our Pillars?

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s contributions to contraceptive commodity and reproductive health supply security are founded within a solid base of four strategic pillars – Quality, Equity, Choice and Availability. This series of profiles and interviews aims to celebrate Coalition members and partners who actually do the work in supporting our issues. Share your story and become the next reproductive health super-hero. Read more

TakeStock

Finding a shelf empty of the right contraceptive is the same as finding no contraceptive at all. And because a woman’s ability to plan her family affects the world around her, stockouts ripple through her loved ones, her community, her country. In response, the Coalition launched Take Stock, which mobilizes public health leaders, facilitates the development of a common language we can all use to talk about stockouts and gathers the commitments needed to spur real action. Read more

Global Financing Facility

The Global Financing Facility was announced in September 2014 by the World Bank Group and the governments of Canada, Norway, and the US as an effort to accelerate improvements in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health. The Coalition’s Secretariat, together with the Advocacy and Accountability Working Group, ensured the flow of relevant information on GFF to the broader reproductive health community. Read more

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