ICFP2022 brought together more than 3,500 participants from at least 125 countries for the world’s largest scientific conference focused on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights from November 14-17, 2022, in Pattaya, Thailand. Twenty Chemonics staff participated at the conference, representing work Chemonics conducted in Angola, Bangladesh, Niger, Rwanda, the West African…
Product packaging is important for contraceptive security. It is relevant at every level of the supply chain and contributes to the “6 rights” of logistics. As a result, USAID, UNFPA, and the Chemonics-led USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) began a multi-year, coordinated effort to consider improvements how products are…
Valuing Wastewater for New Solutions (2/3): Scaling Sustainable Faecal Sludge Management in South Africa
Unleashing the Potential of the Private Sector: A Market Development Approach to Reaching Family Planning Goals
By using a market development approach, we can apply a systems lens to consider how stewardship, financing, rules and regulations, and access to information combine to influence private sector behavior. By tackling the barriers and uncovering the incentives, we can move towards a thriving private market to complement public sector services.
Meet Taylor Jack, Program Manager for the East and Southern Africa Region at Chemonics. In addition to supporting Chemonics’ projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe and being a founding member of ChemONYX, our employee resource group dedicated to cultivating Black leaders, Taylor recently co-authored a book: The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in…
Manufacturing of an injectable contraceptive in Sub-Saharan Africa may be possible under certain conditions and further investigations with local manufacturers and development banks may be appropriate.
Contraceptive Security Monitoring through the Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System in Rwanda
Embracing and improving collaboration between the Ministry of Health and stakeholders to advance contraceptive security, cost-effective implementation of strategic plans, and systematic monitoring for greater impact was a unique lesson from the Coordinated Procurement and Distribution System mechanism.
Rwanda has made many gains in information communications technology infrastructure over the past few years. While these health information systems have improved in efficiency, there are still gaps to close in the supply chain that impact interoperability, data analytics, end-to-end data visibility, product verification, and traceability.
Contraceptive security is the ability to choose, obtain and use a wide range of high-quality and affordable contraceptive methods. National governments use policy levers to achieve their family planning goals. At the global level, contraceptive security aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals. Detailed, reliable data is needed to identify best practices, assess trends, and target…
The Drugs out of Range (DOOR) System: Closing the Last-Mile Data Visibility Gap for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodities
Service delivery points in lower- and middle-income countries have frequent stockouts of medicines and contraceptives. One driver of this is a lack of real-time visibility into stock levels of health commodities at facilities. The Drugs Out of Range system provides a user-friendly method of real-time alerting of stock status to those overseeing facility order fulfillment.
In West Africa, a communication gap between global and regional stakeholders was contributing to family planning stock imbalances in the region. But the creation of a coordinating committee changed that.