New documents on successes and advocacy in RH supplies security
20th September 2010
UNFPA has just published two new documents based on the work of their Global Programme on Reproductive Health Commodity Security. Descriptions and downloads for each document are available below. Please contact Christina Vrachnos for more information.
Reproductive health commodity security is achieved when all individuals can obtain and use affordable, quality reproductive health supplies of their choice whenever they need them. Sustained and strategic support from UNFPA is helping countries to provide access to a reliable supply of contrcaptives, condoms, medicines and equipment. This publication presents eight examples of activities funded through the Global Programme, which was active in 73 countries in 2009, providing multi-year funding to a core group of 11 countries.
Sine 1990, UNFPA has been considered to be the largest multilateral supplier of contraceptives and condoms, and the lead United Nations agency for reproductive health commodity security. In 2007, UNFPA introduced a more strategic approach with the launch of the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS), now active in over 70 countries. This publication provides an update on how countries supported by the Global Programme are reporting significant progress and measurable impact.