This new edition of the Commodity Gap Analysis is the fifth in a series dating back to 2001. Over the last two decades the report has reflected the evolving priorities and questions of our community [re contraceptive supplies]. The first two reports, in 2001 and 2009, focused on donor-supported countries and predominantly public sector supplies. More recent iterations have expanded this scope to cover a wider set of countries, and have looked at users, quantities, … Continued

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – “Provide care for everyone please”: engaging community leaders as sexual and reproductive health advocates in North and South Kivu

Inadequate infrastructure, security threats from ongoing armed conflict, and conservative socio-cultural and gender norms that favour large families and patriarchal power structures contribute to poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes in North and South Kivu provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In order to expand contraceptive and post-abortion care (PAC) access in North and South Kivu, CARE, the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children provided technical support to the Ministry of Health and health facilities in these regions.

RAWSA MENA RAPPORT – Un meeting pour lancer le réseau régional au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord

Droit et accès des femmes à l’avortement medicalisé au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord (RAWSA MENA) Renforcement des capacités et stratégie régionale de plaidoyer en matière d’avortement médicalisé:  Un meeting pour lancer le réseau régional RAWSA MENA Hotel Le Palace, Gammarth-Tunis, Tunisia, 15-16 April 2019 Les 15 et 16 avril 2019, le Groupe Tawhida ben Cheikh, en Tunisie, a réuni 17 représentants d’ONG de huit pays du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord (MENA) pour … Continued


Health systems face increasingly complex challenges, such as the growing burden of chronic non-communicable diseases, multisource pollution, new epidemics and antimicrobial resistance. These challenges have prompted an important shift in focus from curative care to health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the development of new models of service delivery, financing and governance for primary health care. Global health stakeholders are pushing for renewed commitments to enhance primary health care in the 21st century, in light of the 2018 Declaration of Astana. The 2019 World Health Assembly adopted an ambitious resolution recognizing the role of primary health care in providing the full range of health services needed throughout the life course, including prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care…

UN HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS – Calls for NGO contributions and an interactive course

36th session of Universal Periodic Review (April-May 2020) Deadline for NGO written contributions to the Universal Periodic Review stakeholder report is 3 October 2019 for the following countries:  Belarus, Liberia, Malawi, Mongolia, Panama, Maldives, Andorra, Bulgaria, Honduras, United States of America, Marshall Islands, Croatia, Jamaica, Libya. Operationalizing the Right to Development in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the University for Peace, Costa Rica and … Continued

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