Understanding Contraceptive Supply in Kenya

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July 7, 2021
Lead Paragraph/Summary

The market for non-subsidized contraceptives (NSCC) in Kenya is small and may be insufficient to play a major part in building sustainability of the family planning market if current market conditions persist, according to a study by IQVIA recently published in the African Journal of Reproductive Health.

Funded by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project to enable stakeholders to better understand the availability of contraceptives supplies and strengthen country health systems, the study examines sustainability of the non-subsidized market in Kenya. Total market approaches (including subsidized and non-subsidized approaches) can help increase access to priority family planning products and improve sustainability of family planning programming. The authors ultimately recommend further research is needed to understand why distributors of NSCCs are not able to take advantage of continuing public sector supply shortages.

Read the study here.