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Encouraging Country-Led Strategies to Ensure Contraceptive Security in Ghana. International Conference on Family Planning Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 14 November 2013. BACKGROUND. Challenges to ensure commodity security exist, including FP commodities

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Encouraging country led strategies to ensure contraceptive security in ghana

Encouraging Country-Led Strategies to Ensure Contraceptive Security in Ghana

International Conference on Family Planning

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

14 November 2013


Background
BACKGROUND Security

  • Challenges to ensure commodity security exist, including FP commodities

  • Inter-Agency Coordination Committee for Contraceptive Security (ICC/CS) was created by the MOH in 2002

  • First national contraceptive security strategic plan adopted by MOH and its partners in 2004, with a current strategic plan (expanded to cover RH commodities) covering 2011-2016.

  • Strengths and challenges described in the plan in seven areas from the policy environment to client demand and commodity management


Cs strategy key objectives
CS STRATEGY KEY OBJECTIVES Security

  • Influence and improve the policy and sociocultural environment to advocate and support RH and FP commodities and services

  • Strengthen the commitment and capacity of stakeholders at all levels to advocate for and work toward sustained RHCS

  • Advocate for and ensure increased and sustained funding for FP commodities and services


Cs strategy key objectives 2
CS STRATEGY KEY OBJECTIVES (2) Security

  • Strengthen coordination and information sharing among all stakeholders in order to enhance and sustain RHCS

  • Create demand for and increase utilization of high-quality contraceptives

  • Ensure availability of and access to quality contraceptives and other RH commodities at all levels of health care in all sectors (public, private, NGO, and social marketing)

  • Strengthen the national logistics system for FP and other RH commodities.


Significance
SIGNIFICANCE Security

CS as a key component in:

  • Achieving the 2015 MDG 5 goal of improving MMR and universal access to RH

  • Reinvigorating the stable CPR

  • Encouraging government’s ownership to sustain the enabling policy environment and propel financing for contraceptives


Country ownership of the process
Country Ownership of the Process Security

MOH/GHS actively leads—

  • Forecast of commodity requirements and planning of required quantities/shipments

  • Preparation of PPMR (collects, analyzes, and shares national-level stock status and current shipments details with national and global stakeholders)

  • Facilitation of the ICC/CS meetings to share, discuss, and harmonize country-level CS with partners


Cs inputs outputs and outcomes
CS Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes Security

  • Improved FP commodity availability

  • Increased transparency on country stock status

  • Strengthened information sharing nationally and globally to mitigate stock challenges

  • Improved coordination among stakeholders

  • Responsiveness and funding from donors



Lessons learned
Lessons Learned Security

  • Country-led information management among all stakeholders in the different sectors ensures sustainability

    • Reliable user-level data provides measurement of forecast accuracy and increases donor confidence in quantification results

    • Institutionalized supply plan periodic reviews leads to timely responses to changes


Lessons learned continued
Lessons Learned (continued Security )

  • Coordinated stakeholders responses to supply chain challenges lead to better planning, flexibility, and timely interventions at all levels

  • Encouraged ownership allows MOH to use information for decisions regarding regional contraceptive supply challenges

    • Transfer of commodities to and from other ECOWAS countries


Continuing challenges
CONTINUING CHALLENGES Security

  • Country-wide supply chain management issues (quality, distribution, information management)

  • Programming – engagement of other populations, task shifting, myths & misconceptions

  • Complete engagement of all multisectorial stakeholders


Conclusion
conclusion Security

Country-led interventions lead to improved CS

Improved CS leads to satisfied clients

Satisfied clients mean a happy nation

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Acknowledgements
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Security

Ministry of Health

Ghana Health Service

ICC/CS Members

USAID|DELIVER PROJECT

Thank you for your interest and attention


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