Reproductive Health Essential Medicine Network

The RHEM Network (RHEMN) is a global virtual knowledge network of people who share an interest in improving access to and the use of reproductive health essential medicines and commodities. The RHEMN uses the Knowledge Gateway electronic communication platform, a low-resolution technology that connects people around the world working in the fields of health and development through communities of practice and online discussions.

Through the RHEM Network you can


Correspond with colleagues and experts around the world who are working in the field of RH essential medicines.


Visit your virtual workspace to review archived messages, browse resources and add content to the community library. Search for and find the information, resource materials, and tools you need when you need them.


The RHEM Network is a part of the largest online communication platform in reproductive health known as the IBP Knowledge Gateway, used by over 20,000 individuals from over 200 countries. This Gateway also links you to a network of over 500 other communities and 130 pre-selected reproductive health websites.


Share your knowledge, experience, and lessons learned. Ask questions, discuss challenges, and work together to help each other solve problems related to RH Essential Medicines.


Join colleagues around the world in periodic virtual discussion forums and videoconferences on issues related to RH Essential Medicines.


Do existing communities not fulfill your needs? Create and manage your own community by adding a community to the Knowledge Gateway. This request will be sent to Knowledge Gateway administrators who will help you to set up your new community.

IBP Knowledge Gateway

The Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Knowledge Gateway supports the RHEM Network. It is an easy to use platform that functions through email linked to virtual workspaces and facilitates the sharing and exchange of knowledge, information and resource materials in and among countries around the world.