by Beth Yeager
Maternal and Child Health Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program, Procurement and Supply Management
At the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition annual membership meeting last week in Seattle, Ellen...
Faced with costly and complicated product registration processes in several countries, many companies limit their market entry to countries they may perceive as low risk and have significant market potential. Often however, they make this determination on the basis of very little information. In many cases they gravitate toward countries with which they are familiar, rather than risk expansion into another unfamiliar country.
The Zika virus has dominated the global conversation for several weeks. Coy messaging from the Vatican, rigid taboos around abortion and the devastation of microcephaly have all featured in the swirls and eddies of media discussion.
Opinion: The Road to 2030: Keeping Reproductive Health Supplies in Myanmar’s Universal Health Coverage Scheme7th January 2016
Preparations for universal health coverage are progressing steadily in Myanmar. Reproductive health supplies, including contraceptives, are already a priority for the government. In February 2015, the World Bank and the government of Myanmar entered into a historical agreement to prioritize maternal, newborn, and child healthcare with the Essential Health Services Access Project.
On December 12, 2015, a coalition of more than 600 global partners will mark Universal Health Coverage Day, the three year anniversary of the unanimous adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution that counseled governments to provide universal health coverage to their people.