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Session: Improving and Monitoring Reproductive Health Commodity Security from the Global to Country Level
4164.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Improving and Monitoring Reproductive Health Commodity Security from the Global to Country Level
At the 1994 (ICPD) and ICPD+5, delegates agreed that access to RH services is a basic human right. Part of the realization of this access is to ensure Contraceptive Security (CS) - when every person is able to choose, obtain, and use contraceptives whenever she or he needs them. Ensuring that contraceptives are available to clients provides a basis from which to build effective RH programs. There is also a relationship between increased utilization of contraceptives and improvements in indicators such as maternal and infant mortality. These relationships and others have become important benchmarks in country Poverty Reduction Strategy Programs (PRSPs) and attainment of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A number of donors and implementing partners, including, USAID, UNFPA, and many other organizations have been working collaboratively to improve CS. Using tools and collaborative interventions these and other organizations have begun to address the broad range of factors that determine CS outcomes. As a result, a body of experience and evidence has emerged that provides some important best practices and lessons learned for conducting assessments, developing strategies and implementing activities with host-country governments. The panel will focus on the outcomes of CS initiatives globally, regionally, and nationally, and discuss some best practices and challenges. The session will discuss an index for tracking CS over time, and will summarize lessons learned from these experiences that can be used by implementing partners as they address this issue in the coming years.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to 1. Define commodity security and list its key components 2. Describe how a holistic, multi-faceted approach promotes commodity security 3. Identify strategies for moving commodity security forward at the country level 4. describe a contraceptive security index that can be used to rate countries in terms of progress toward CS, and to track progress over time
Moderator(s):Alan H. Bornbusch, PhD
12:30 PMOpening Remarks  [ Recorded presentation ]
12:44 PMOverview of Reproductive Health Commodity Security  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jagdish Upadhyay
12:58 PMRHInterchange: A tool for implementing RH Commodity Security  [ Recorded presentation ]
Mimi Whitehouse, MBA
1:12 PMIdentifying and Overcoming Barriers to Achieving Contraceptive Security in Latin America and the Caribbean  [ Recorded presentation ]
Varuni Dayaratna, Patricia Taylor, Nora Quesada
1:26 PMUsing SPARHCS as a tool to frame prioritization and action planning for RH commodity security  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jeffrey Sine, MPH, PhD, Jeffrey C. Sanderson
1:40 PMContraceptive Security Index: A policy tool for measuring contraceptive security  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dana Aronovich, MHS, Jeffrey Sine, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:International Health; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA