Earlier this year, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) and Mann Global Health published “Landscaping Supply Side Factors to Menstrual Health Access.” This post breaks down the key findings and recommendations in the report. It talks about ways that donors, governments, and others can ensure access to menstrual health supplies for all who need them.
Gender and gender dynamics affect knowledge management (KM) in complex ways. Knowledge SUCCESS's Gender Analysis revealed many challenges arising from the interplay between gender and KM. This post shares highlights from the Gender Analysis; offers recommendations for overcoming key obstacles and creating a more gender-equitable KM environment for global health programs, particularly in family planning and reproductive health; and offers a guiding quiz for getting started.
Too much information can be almost as bad as too little. That's why we've collected the best resources on voluntary family planning during COVID-19—all in one convenient place.
In a variety of ways that suit their contexts, countries around the world have adapted international guidance on providing family planning care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracking the extent to which these new policies are successful in maintaining women’s access to safe, high-quality care will provide valuable lessons for responses to future public health emergencies.
Ghanaian nonprofit Hen Mpoano implements and supports coastal and marine ecosystems governance projects and best practices. Tamar Abrams talks with Hen Mpoano's deputy director about a recent project that took a Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach, integrating the health of both the environment and those who live there.
With the prospect of delivering an effective COVID-19 vaccine ever changing, public health professionals have a responsibility to ensure uninterrupted access to essential health care to women and their families. We must take this opportunity to reinvigorate health systems strengthening efforts that prioritize decentralized, community-based and client-focused mechanisms for accessing health products, services and information.
Youth and adolescents need special consideration. This article articulates the important role of decision makers and technical advisors in enhancing access to RH services by youth during COVID-19.
COVID-19 has upended our lives and, possibly more significantly, many of our assumptions about its impact on the world. Experts in family planning are deeply concerned that interruptions in the contraceptive supply chain may result in a spike in unplanned births over the next six to nine months. And, if that proves to be true, what will be the impact on the environment?
Donors and a small group of implementing partners are working to understand how to best support and involve drug shops as safe and reliable family planning providers. Expanding the broader community of family planning professionals’ understanding of the drug shop operators’ impact is going to be important for ensuring a supportive policy and programmatic environment for these providers.
This piece summarizes the experience of integrating family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) in the AFYA TIMIZA program, implemented by Amref Health Africa in Kenya. It provides insights to technical advisors and program managers that there is no one-size-fits-all approach in FP/RH service provision, access, and utilization: context is a critical factor in design and implementation.