Family Planning Access Program

Geographic Scope: Worldwide

Country: Other Foreign Localities

Client(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Services: Technical Assistance, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Health Supply Chain Management

Since 2013, JSI has leveraged its over 30 years of leadership in health supply chain management to monitor various family planning (FP) pharmaceutical agreements negotiated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the Foundation) with manufacturers. These agreements were enacted under the Family Planning 2020 initiative (FP2020) to reduce the public sector purchase price of three- and five-year contraceptive implants Nexplanon® and Jadelle®, respectively, and Sayana® Press, a subcutaneous (SC) three-month injectable of depot medroxyprogesterone (DMPA), and thereby increase global access to the products and thus contraceptive choice.

Funded by the Foundation, the Family Planning Access Program (FPAP) inclusively encompasses JSI’s work to support and monitor progress towards these agreements. Specifically, this work includes:

  • Monitoring global shipment volumes and related supply information for the two contraceptive implants and DMPA-SC, and using this information to update donors on progress under the agreements and support countries in strengthening their FP product supply chains;

  • Working to ensure a rational supply distribution of contraceptive products to FP2020 countries through active participation in the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s (RHSC) Coordinated Assistance for Reproductive Health Supplies (CARhs) group and the Coordinated Supply Planning (CSP) group, the latter of which JSI was instrumental in creating and currently leads;

  • Supporting development and piloting of the Global FP VAN (Visibility and Analytics Network) with RHSC;

  • Providing quantification training and technical assistance to strengthen national FP supply chain programs in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda;

  • Training UNFPA country staff responsible for commodity security during three regional workshops and leading a Visibility Analytics Network (VAN) workshop with participation from 12 west-African countries; and

  • Modeling inventory requirements during implant program growth in 10 countries, the results of which analysis are to be published.