Improving financing of reproductive health supplies
1st March 2007
March has been an active month as WG members have reviewed two critical proposals; a revised SSWG workplan and a draft terms of reference (TOR) for a "hybrid" minimum volume/pledge guarantee mechanism proof of concept.
Prepared by Alan Bornbusch and Sandra Rolet, the TOR calls on an expert team to design a mechanism that is technically sound, cost-effective, and that does not duplicate or parallel existing structures for financing and procurement of RH supplies. To date, WG members´ comments have focused on the composition and qualifications of the expert team, the definition of key design components, potential funding requirements, and the need to avoid stand alone systems. The WG is hopeful that the TOR can be completed in time for the April membership meeting.
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March 2007, RHSC