Reproductive Health

USAID estimates 225 million women in developing countries want to postpone or stop childbearing, but lack access to modern methods of contraception. Under USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, the Reproductive Health activity strengthens supply chains to ensure that key reproductive health commodities are available for safe and reliable family planning.

Contraceptive Implants
Contraceptive Implants
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Core Activities
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Our project teams work in 15 priority countries committed to addressing policy, financing, delivery, and socio-economic barriers to accessing contraceptive commodities and information. Activities focus on the following three strategies to ensure equitable access to reproductive health commodities and advance contraceptive security:


  1. Leverage global commodity procurement and logistics to increase availability of health commodities
  2. Offer technical leadership to strengthen global demand and financing, and help ensure availability of existing and promising new reproductive health commodities
  3. Foster more stable, healthier markets by identifying areas in which USAID can improve supply security, affordability, and product appropriateness as well as influence global capacity investments


Current country presence includes: Angola, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Zambia.

Key Commodities

Key commodities include:

  • Injectable contraceptives
  • Implantable contraceptives
  • Combined oral contraceptives
  • Copper-bearing intrauterine devices
  • Emergency oral contraceptives
  • Progestin only pills
  • Male condoms
  • Female condoms
  • Fertility-based awareness methods
  • Hormone-releasing intrauterine
  • Other related commodities
Global Goals

With the launch of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, the global community set a goal of enabling 120 million additional women and girls in the world’s 69 poorest countries to access and use contraception by 2020. Since then, nearly half of these target countries have made commitments to address the policy, financing, delivery, and sociocultural barriers to women accessing contraceptive information. The GHSC-PSM project is committed to supporting USAID’s goal of accelerating progress toward reaching 120 million new users through the project’s focus on commodity procurement and system strengthening.

Strategic Partnerships

GHSC-PSM works to build and maintain strategic partnerships and to support USAID’s leadership among key stakeholders in the global community. Most notable in the reproductive health arena is the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, where GHSC-PSM was elected to chair the Systems Strengthening Working Group and is committed to supporting the Coalition’s campaign to end contraceptive stockouts, Take Stock.

Regionally, GHSC-PSM anticipates supporting partnerships in West Africa, where contraceptive prevalence rates are the lowest in the world. The Ouagadougou Partnership, formed in 2011, is working to revitalize efforts toward its goal of reaching at least 2.2 million additional family planning methods users by 2020 in the nine Francophone Africa countries, while the West Africa Health Organization is likewise rising to prominence in the area. GHSC-PSM strives to leverage these collaborations to develop and implement innovations in commodity procurement and distribution.

Tools & Additional Resources

News & Highlights

January 19, 2022
The USAID GHSC-PSM project has worked to ensure the continued supply of contraceptives in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, since 2016, helping avert an estimated 2.3 million unplanned pregnancies, 12,000 maternal deaths and 57,000 child deaths in the first five years alone. To learn more…
News Article
December 22, 2021
There are limited health commodity resources in Nepal and they should be allocated appropriately to avoid wastages and stockouts that negatively affect health outcomes. The quantification of health commodities estimates the total quantities and costs of the products required for a specific health…
News Article
December 3, 2021
In September 2017, the end of the contract for supply of oral and injectable contraceptives to public sector facilities in South Africa was associated with considerable supply disruption, impacting not only the public sector, but also the private sector, according to a study by IQVIA recently…

Success Stories

December 8, 2021
The roll-out of the Warehouse Management System (WMS) WarehouseExpert to all seven provincial hubs has been pivotal in strengthening the capacity of the Zambia Medicines and Medical Supplies Agency (ZAMMSA) The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply…
November 24, 2021
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project organized a three-day training in Lagos on November 1-3, 2021 for 7 officials from the Family Health Department (FHD), National Product Supply Chain Management Program and the United Nations Population…
October 13, 2021
When Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) was launched in 2012, it aimed to make high-quality, voluntary family planning (FP) services, information and supplies more available, acceptable and affordable for an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries by 2020. Ghana made…