AccessRH Update July 2014
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What's New

Online tools
In the catalog
Knowledge sharing

Good to Know

Did you know in
2013 AccessRH
partnered with 125 organizations
in 82 countries?

Did you know total
order value increased
74% in 2013?

Did you know the 
catalog includes
RH kits, hundreds
of pharmaceutical
products and 
medical equipment?

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Product Catalog
Budget Planner
Lead Time Calculator
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Video: Avoiding contraceptive stock-outs in Benin

Online tools

Budget Planner makes estimating the costs of your procurement orders easier.

The budget estimate includes the selected RH items, obligatory insurance, pre-shipment sampling, testing or inspection (obligatory for certain products), and administrative costs for non-UNFPA clients.

Try the Budget Planner!
Lead Time Calculator helps determine how long it will take for your order to arrive.

The tool will provide an average, product-specific estimate that includes the time required for order processing, product manufacturing, pre-shipment sampling, testing and inspection (if required), and transportation to port of arrival or airport.
Try the Lead Time Calculator!

In the catalog

5 Injectable contraceptives

The addition of a variety of injectable contraceptive products to the AccessRH catalog will help lessen any supply delays. Please consult the catalog for product lead times as well as product country registration status.

Click here or on the table on the right for more detailed information or contact us at

New oral and emergency contraceptives

New contraceptives have been added to the catalog.  Zinnia-F is a combined oral contraceptive and 2 emergency contraceptives Levonorgestrel 0.75mg and Levonorgestrel 1.5mg. are now available.

Request a quote or email us for more information.

Quality assured, generic commodities

Included in the procurement catalogue are a number of generic hormonal contraceptives and other priority maternal health medicines that comply with international standards such as WHO Prequalification of Medicines.

These standards assure the quality, efficacy and safety of the medicines.
Read more about the generic products available through AccessRH. Or, for more information email us at

Knowledge sharing

Guidelines for safe disposal of contraceptives

Proper and safe disposal of RH commodities is critical as consequences of improper and unsafe disposal pose public health and environmental implications. 

The UNFPA Safe Disposal and Management of Unused, Unwanted Contraceptives Guidelines should be useful for situations where commodities are expired, counterfeit, have quality concerns, or are unused for various reasons.

The guideline is available online in English, French and Spanish.
click to watch

Our colleagues from USAID jointly with FHI 360 have developed a very interesting and educational video about Disposing of Unusable Health Commodities.  

In this short animated video, the basics of pharmaceutical waste disposal from health service delivery points are reviewed.


Global Program Ethics in Procurement e-learning


If a government, institution or NGO is seeking capacity development opportunities, please note that UNFPA offers free online training to all its external partners.  

The training program currently offers Level 1: Introduction to Procurement and the newly released Level 2: Ethics in Procurement. This module will be published in French in the coming weeks and in Spanish in the next 2 months. 
Should you have any queries that are not IT / Site related, please write to For queries regarding access to the site / course, please visit the help page for answers to FAQs.

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