Access to contraception: The challenge of a decade

What will 2030 look like for reproductive health supplies?

Lab debate
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
13:00 to 14:15

By 2020, there will be 493 million users of contraception in 135 low- and middle-income countries. Meeting their needs will require $8.45 billion. Reproductive health commodity financing over the next decade will see a declining donor resource base. Out-of-pocket expenditures will increase, leading to increased inequalities. There are other challenges on the way to achieving universal access to reproductive health supplies. Supply chains fail women in humanitarian crisis situations and in many other contexts. It is not uncommon for a woman to travel an entire day seeking access to an implant or pill and find an empty shelf. In the next decade, one thing is certain. The environment is evolving and the community must adapt. Let’s plan the road to 2030.

Organised by


Brian McKenna
Deputy Director
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
Jillian Gedeon
International Youth Alliance for Family Planning
Frank van de Looij
Health Expert
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Aminata Sow Lenormand
SECONAF Regional Advisor
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition
Temitayo Erogbogbo
Director of Advocacy
Merck Sharp & Dohme