Analysis of supply challenges reflects RHSC perspectives

20th October 2022

The recently published “Meeting Family Planning Supply Chain Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa” takes a searching look at how global reproductive health supply chains are failing women seeking contraceptives. In coming to grips with the complex, nuanced landscape of bottlenecks and challenges, co-authors Kim Whipkey of the White Ribbon Alliance and Stephanie Bowen of the Wilson Quarterly have drawn on the knowledge and experience of the RHSC’s VAN Director Julia White and Senior Technical Officer Safia Ahsan, as well as Malawi’s deputy minister of health, Enock Phale, who speaks to why his country became a member of the VAN to improve their supply data visibility. This article suggests ways of creating a more resilient—and responsive—family planning supply chain by exploring market shaping solutions; data visibility; and increased and sustained advocacy.

Category: Systems Strengthening Working Group

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