Our Approach to Universal Contraception Access

September 26th, 2023 | Viewpoint


For women and young people worldwide, the choice to use contraception is complicated. It involves navigating social norms, access, availability, knowledge, environmental influences, and more. Despite increases in contraceptive use over the past 30 years, significant disparities remain.

To achieve universal access to contraception and other modern family planning methods, system strengthening is a must to meet demand, as is putting people at the center of all programming and establishing tools and networks to capture and share data to inform evidence-based interventions. At JSI, we are doing just that.

Strengthening systems to foster change and respond to demand

To ensure options are available, the health care system must offer a range of high-quality, affordable contraceptive methods when and where people need them. At JSI, we are advancing contraceptive security through data-driven supply chain management. With our affiliate inSupply Health, we have introduced Information Mobilized for Performance Analysis and Continuous Transformation (IMPACT) teams in multiple countries. These teams bring data, people, processes, and technology together under the leadership of governments to improve data quality and use for decision making, ultimately strengthening supply chain performance. System sustainability hinges on active country leaders who own and directly engage as partners in the IMPACT team’s process.

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