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Reproductive health supplies must be available to everyone, everywhere

July 1, 2017 by PATH

PATH staffer Cristina Butler holding a female condom. PATH/Patrick McKern.

The woman's condom is one of many contraceptive technologies PATH has worked on. Photo: PATH/Patrick McKern.

PATH is the secretariat of The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, a global partnership of public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can access and use affordable, high-quality supplies to ensure their better reproductive health.

Getting essential supplies

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition is the world’s largest network of reproductive health (RH) supplies organizations. Formed in 2004, it is a partnership of 450 public entities, private corporations, and NGOs working so that everyone in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) can access and use affordable, high-quality RH supplies.

The Coalition is a voluntary partnership working flexibly and reacting sensitively to community and market needs. Calling on its unique levers of change, it brings partners together to make a lasting impact on access to RH supplies.

Unique levers of change

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition unique levers of change

Working groups

Working Groups Coalition members work through the following engines.

› Advocacy and Accountability Working Group

› Market Development Approaches Working Group

› Systems Strengthening Working Group

› Caucus on New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies

› Maternal Health Supplies Caucus

› Generic Manufacturers Caucus for Reproductive Health

› Youth Caucus

› The Latin America and Caribbean Regional Forum (ForoLAC)

› The Francophone Africa Regional Forum (SECONAF)

Join us!

The Coalition is governed by an Executive Committee made up of leaders from across the RH community. Member organizations can address contraceptive access issues through nine Working Groups, supported by the Coalition’s Secretariat, which is managed by PATH.

The Secretariat is headquartered in Brussels, with team members in Washington, D.C., Lima, Dakar, and Seattle. Coalition members keep connected through a newsletter, a multilingual website, and a general membership meeting.

Since 2004, membership has grown from 15 to nearly 450 roughly half of which are from LMICs.

Membership is free; apply at http://bit.ly/applyrhsc.

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