Reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) provides a powerful platform for global stakeholders—led by national government—to align efforts according to national priorities and commitments and accelerate the reduction of unmet need for family planning, improve maternal health and enable women, men and young people throughout the world to exercise their right to reproductive health. To make this right real, people need reliable access to essential supplies in combination with access to information and services.
Reproductive health commodity security is achieved when all individuals can obtain and use affordable, quality reproductive health commodities of their choice whenever they need them. Achieving ‘security’ in reproductive health supplies means that key elements are in place in a country’s plans, policies, budget, health system and human resources for impact that goes far beyond the supplies themselves.
RHCS plays a pivotal and strategic role in achieving internationally agreed goals set forth in the 1994 International Conference…
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