Establishing and maintaining well-functioning supply chains that meet the needs of public and private sectors, as well as health professionals at all levels in family planning programs, will play a critical role in reducing unmet need for modern contraception in low and middle income countries. This evidence brief identifies two evidence-based solutions to address the challenges faced by these countries: increasing the visibility of product flows and user demand, and leveraging the expertise of the private and public sector to ensure a total market approach to supply-chain management. Strengthening the capacity of public and private-sector family planning providers and managers creates opportunities for their closer collaboration and ensures contraceptive security.
Ali, Moazzam. 2017. "Ensuring contraceptive security through effective supply chains," Family Planning Evidence Brief. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Strengthening Evidence for Programming on Unintended Pregnancy (STEP UP)