ISO acts on calls to define standards for menstrual products

16th February 2022

In January 2022, the International Standards Organization (ISO) voted to establish a new technical committee to define standards for menstrual products. This historic decision comes as the culmination of a global conversation that...

Category: New/Underused RH Technologies Caucus

LAPTOP scholar discusses conflict, curfews & commodities

15th February 2022

The 12-year conflict in northeastern Nigeria has led to the deaths of more than 350,000 people. In a region where conflict disrupts every aspect of daily life, supply chain managers like Nkoli Nnamonu need exceptional skills to...

Categories: Systems Strengthening Working Group, Youth Caucus

Supply chain management video a hit with young viewers

15th February 2022

In the first week of its release, some 3,600 viewers, aged 18-34, have tuned in to the first episode of the new LAPTOP video series on careers in supply chain management. More than half the viewers were from Kenya, Tanzania,...

Categories: Systems Strengthening Working Group, Youth Caucus

Reiterating the case for gloves and forceps

8th February 2022

In early 2020, an Innovation Fund-commissioned a white paper that demonstrated how the lack of equipment and consumables such as gloves and forceps was undermining the achievement of national and global family planning goals. The...

Category: Innovation Fund


2nd February 2022

Dear colleague,

It’s been the highlight of my career to have led the RHSC and, together with you, helped transform what was once barely an afterthought in the reproductive health discourse – supply security – into the focus of...

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