UN’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health calls for increasing access to and appropriate use of medicines, medical devices and health supplies that effectively address leading avoidable causes of death during pregnancy, childbirth and childhood. A UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) identified in 2012 up to 13 essential but overlooked life-saving commodities that, if more widely accessed and properly used, could save the lives of more than 6 million women and children.
Currently 214 million women of reproductive age in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy are for example not using a modern contraceptive method. How to ensure that supplies are accessible, affordable and within the reach of all? That supplies and products are of trusted quality? That supplies actually reach those who need them most? And that there is a sufficient choice of supplies to meet users’ needs?
This seminar will bring together researchers and practitioners who will exchange insights and share good practices with regards to ensuring access to a full range of affordable, quality reproductive health supplies in low- and middle-income countries.
The seminar will be held in English.
Co-organised by: Be-cause health Working Group on Access to Quality Medicines together with Working Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights