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Strengthening the Reproductive Health Supply Chain in Yemen

22 April 2019
Neonatal facility at Al-Thawra Hospital © UNFPA Yemen

UNFPA helped to launched the first national reproductive health logistics information management system (RH LIMS) in Yemen. The system will help improve the availability of lifesaving reproductive health supplies at the service delivery points all over Yemen. The system will be able to electronically connect the Ministry of Public Health and Population with governorates and districts across the country. The system will also support planning, management, and decision-making in health facilities and the ministry of public health and population.

In addition, UNFPA conducted trainings on the system for 30 Reproductive Health Directors and trainings are on-going for those at governorate and district levels across the country.

“This system will make great strides in improving the supply chain for family planning and maternal lifesaving drugs in Yemen. As well as support emergency obstetric and neonatal care and other integrated reproductive health services thereby contributing to the reduction in maternal mortality and morbidity in the country”, said Anjali Sen, UNFPA Representative, at the launch.