Our colleagues at PATH are spearheading an in-depth analysis of maternal health supplies to better understand the barriers, challenges, and needs of women and health providers around the world. If you haven’t participated already, please share your experience and thoughts in the mapping survey, which PATH describes as follows:
PATH recognizes the challenges to the delivery of quality MH services and reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity are myriad and complex. The intent of this landscaping is to inform recent efforts by the broader maternal and reproductive health communities to advance maternal health supplies advocacy by building upon the lessons learned and structures created by the reproductive health supplies movement. Their specific focus on overcoming the financial, logistical, and policy-related barriers to ensuring contraceptive supplies has helped to mobilize global support for and increase access to family planning overall.
This work will be used to inform the advocacy efforts of the Maternal Health Supplies Working Group and the broader reproductive and maternal health communities. The Maternal Health Supplies Working Group, of which Women Deliver is a member, was formed in November 2010 to generate resources, policies, and political will for expanded access to maternal health supplies. It is chaired by Population Action International, the Maternal Health Task Force, and PATH.
You can find the survey here. The deadline to participate is this Friday, December 16th. Please take a minute to share your voice!