Gaborone declaration on RHCS

28th December 2007

Following a five-day Advocacy Capacity Building Workshop held between the 15 -19 October 2007 for Parliamentarians and Senior Government Officials on Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS), organised by UNFPA, together with South Africa Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum and the Parliament of Botswana, the participants issued a declaration.

In the Gaborone Declaration on Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) the parliamentarians and senior officials from 16 countries from SADC and Western Africa reaffirm their commitment to "advocating for increased national resources in support of SRH and RHCS." Further the participants commit to ensure the implementation of a set of six recommendations for RHCS, which include the establishment of a dedicated budget line for RHCS and joint procurement and manufacturing of RH commodities.


  1. Budget Allocation
  2. Resource Mobilisation
  3. Reproductive Health Policies And Programmes
  4. Structures and Operational Mechanisms
  5. Capacity Building
  6. Joint Procurement and Manufacturing of  Reproductive Health Commodities

Download the Gaborone declaration on RHCS.

Category: Advocacy and Accountability Working Group

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