Technical Highlight: Dashboard Module Reduces Contraceptive Stock-Outs at SDPs in Bangladesh

More than 29,000 service delivery points (SDPs), including family welfare assistants, family welfare visitors, health and family welfare centers, NGO clinics, and maternal and child welfare centers, work under the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) of Bangladesh and distribute contraceptives in the community. However, before 2011, sporadic stock-outs of contraceptives at the SDP level often occurred due to lack of accurate and real-time logistics data, limited access to data, and poor feedback mechanisms, thereby increasing the risk of unwanted pregnancies and endangering women’s and children’s lives.

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