New Report Asks What Effect COVID-19 Had On RH Supply Funding

23rd February 2023

How did COVID-19 affect budgeting for reproductive health supplies?  Are pre-pandemic funding trends continuing in countries and among donors? What lessons can we learn from this period?

A new report Contraceptive Commodity Funding During the COVID-19 pandemic developed under the RHSC’s Compass Initiative shares the results of a deep analysis seeking to identify changes in donor and domestic financing for contraceptives during the pandemic period.

Commissioned by the RHSC and produced by Avenir Health, the report seeks to understand the various impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public funding for contraceptive commodities and examines the underlying drivers for these changes (COVID-19 and otherwise).

Interviews with global and national stakeholders inform the report’s suggestions on donor reliance, procurement, and preparation for the future of contraceptive access. Deep dives into Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia offer more detailed perspectives.

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