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Yemen: Mapping the Procurement Process for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodities


In mid-2012, the family planning program in Yemen was in a state of crisis: intrauterine devices (IUD) and injectables were out of stock at the central level, funds were not obligated, procurement actions were not underway, and deliveries were not scheduled. The problem has since been alleviated, but commodity security remains vulnerable. It was at this time that the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT began to work with the Population Sector of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP) in Yemen; its main objectives are to strengthen the supply chain for family planning commodities and to improve the availability of these commodities. However, the project will not procure commodities. Because of this, improving the family planning program’s procurement process is critical to achieving these objectives.

In June 2014, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, provided technical assistance to the Population Sector of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP) to document the procurement process for family planning and reproductive health commodities, identify bottlenecks, and recommend ways to improve the process.

This report details the findings from the study. John Snow, Inc./ USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. 2015.

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