Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition supports AccessRH
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AccessRH is an innovative procurement mechanism that aims to:
- improve access by a range of customers to quality, affordable contraceptives with favorable delivery terms;
- enhance supply chain visibility;
- support country ownership.
To ensure long-term sustainability, stability, and reliability of service, the Procurement Services Branch (PSB) of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will implement AccessRH as an integrated part of its structure. UNFPA will continue to offer its traditional procurement services for contraceptive products and other reproductive health commodities.
AccessRH is a new way to manage procurement, information, and inventory. Ultimately, clients will be able to order products online at prices negotiated by UNFPA, for delivery around the world. It will be open to purchasers including, but not limited to, non-governmental organizations, social marketing organizations, and Ministries of Health.
To improve availability of quality standard products and enable lead time reductions under AccessRH, UNFPA will manage an inventory of standard reproductive health products dedicated for AccessRH clients. Once in place, UNFPA will ship orders either from stock held on its behalf by pre-qualified suppliers or directly from a supplier’s production line. AccessRH will focus on improved demand planning and work closely with suppliers to smooth order and production volatility.
AccessRH will also incorporate the RHInterchange.