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Publications related to Reproductive Health Commodity Security


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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security

Annual Report 2012

This annual report describes results and good practices in 46 countries of the UNFPA flagship thematic fund to achieve reproductive health commodity security. In 2012, governments and partners took action to ensure that national health systems have the capacity and resources to provide a steady supply of quality, affordable essential supplies. Record-high donor support of $181 million in 2012 brought the total support for this five-year programme to $565 million, building on global momentum for family planning.
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Choices not Chance

UNFPA Family Planning Strategy 2012-2020

The UNFPA Family Planning Strategy 2012-2020: Choices not Chance is a ground-breaking commitment to an area of work at the heart of our mission. It is oriented squarely to the goal of achieving universal access to rights-based voluntary family planning as part of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
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Sixth Stocktaking Meeting: Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security

This annual meeting assessed the results of 2012 activities supported by the flagship thematic fund for reproductive health commodity security in 46 countries. The agenda focused on lessons learned during the first five years of operation 2008-2012 and plans for the next phase 2013-2020.
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Contraceptives and Condoms for Family Planning and STI/HIV Prevention

External Procurement Support Report 2012

Access to reproductive health, including family planning, is recognized as a human right. Yet the importance of a steady and reliable supply of contraceptives is often overlooked as a priority on the development agenda. Support from donors is critical to improving and ensuring the security of essential contraceptives and other life-saving reproductive health commodities. Many developing countries plan to strengthen and improve contraceptive security. However, these countries are still largely reliant on aid from external partners and organizations in order to help keep pace with needs in their countries, which may vary according to the population dynamic unique to each country. In 2012, the London Summit on Family Planning inspired global momentum to extend the benefits of universal rights-based voluntary planning to poor and marginalized women and girls.
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ICPD and Human Rights

20 years of advancing reproductive rights through UN treaty bodies and legal reform

This publication highlights the progress countries have made through their laws and policies to implement the ICPD Programme of Action. It also describes national and international human rights developments on issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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Safe Disposal and Management of Unused, Unwanted Contraceptives

This document provides guidance and information to institutions, such as Ministries of Health and implementing partners, on the safe disposal of unusable contraceptives. As access to modern contraceptives spreads throughout the developing world, the responsible management of related waste needs to be considered. Unusable contraceptive waste can consist of, but is not limited to, latex material from condoms, plastic from bodies of IUDs, packaging materials for contraceptives etc., and more importantly, estrogen and progesterone and their derivatives included in hormonal contraceptives.
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Increasing Access to Reproductive Health

Key Results of the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security 2007-2012

Since 2007, when the first systematic UN programme for reproductive health commodity security was launched by UNFPA, women have greater access to contraceptives, more shelves are stocked with essential supplies, and more governments are allocating resources for family planning.
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UNFPA-PSI Total Market Approach Case Studies

These case studies describe the market for male condoms in six African countries and the roles of the public, social marketing, and commercial sectors in those markets. The cases illustrate the universe of need for condoms, levels of use, socioeconomic equity among users, and the market presence of condoms for reproductive health and HIV prevention (dual protection). They also propose a set of recommendations for improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of condom markets.
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UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children

Commissioners' Report

The UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health (2010) called on the global community to work together to save 16 million lives by 2015. This challenge was taken up by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, which identified and endorsed an initial list of 13 overlooked life-saving commodities that, if more widely accessed and properly used, could save the lives of more than 6 million women and children. The Commission also identified key, interrelated barriers that prevent access to and use of the 13 commodities and recommended 10 time-bound actions to address them. These focus on the need for improved global and local markets for life-saving commodities, innovative financing, quality strengthening, regulatory efficiency, improved national delivery of commodities and better integration of private sector and consumer needs.
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Synthesis Report: UNFPA Global Programme to Enhance RHCS

Mid-Term Review

This review, which synthesizes 14 country case studies, finds that the UNFPA Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (RHCS) has successfully set up country-level building blocks for improving access to essential supplies.
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