Earlier this month, Concept Foundation, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), hosted a workshop on the Optimal Procurement of Affordable and Quality-Assured Life-Saving Commodities in Kampala, Uganda. This workshop was organized under the auspices of the Maternal Health Technical Resource Team of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC).
The workshop brought together major procurement stakeholders from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as various global partners, to share experiences and shape plans to be implemented to scale up the availability of essential medicines. The focus of this particular event was on three essential products for maternal health (oxytocin, misoprostol, and magnesium sulphate), but the results can be applied to a wide variety of medicines.
The workshop went extremely well, and Concept Foundation would like to thank all of the participants for their engagement and commitment to ensuring the access and availability of these essential maternal health medicines to women around the world.