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Health Facility Assessment on Availability of the 13 Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Commodities Prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children

Every day, about 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Although great strides have been made in reducing global child mortality, newborns now account for 44% of all childhood deaths. Ethiopia contributes to more than 4% of all global maternal deaths, which were estimated at 1,300 in 2013. In 2010, the … Read more

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Quantification of Health Commodities: RMNCH Supplement

This guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. These 13 commodities have diverse characteristics: some are new products that are in the process … Read more

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Strengthening TB Data and Commodities Management in the ECSA Region

The burden of tuberculosis (TB) is particularly high in Africa, where many overstretched health systems struggle to treat the disease with limited resources. According to the 2013 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report, approximately one-quarter of the world’s 8.6 million new TB cases in 2012 came from the African region. Making the problem more difficult is the … Read more

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