Logistics

To implement the service delivery components of the MISP, the IAWG designed a set of kits containing drugs and supplies aimed at facilitating the implementation of these priority RH services at the onset of the humanitarian response.

 

Facts & Stats

Poor commodity security and supply chain management obstructed good quality service delivery in all three (Burkina Faso, Demcoratice Republic of Congo, South Sudan) settings of the IAWG 2012-2014 global evaluation indepth studies. Providers overwhelmingly reported insufficient drugs as the primary barrier to providing adequate RH care. Further, many facilities reported providing RH care yet lacked sufficient equipment and supplies to adequately do so. Action to address commodity security and management is urgently needed.

Reference: Casey et. al, Progress and gaps in reproductive health services in three humanitarian settings: mixed-methodscase studies, Conflict and Health, 2015 9 (Suppl 1):S3. In South Sudan, three facilities reported providing emergency contraception (EC) in the previous three months; scarce supplies and lack of authorization were the primary reasons given for not providing EC.