By Beyond Essential

Access to reproductive health services is a massive stepping stone to reducing maternal mortality, improving educational outcomes for girls, improving work opportunities for women and raising living standards. Across the Pacific however, access to these services can be made more difficult by distance, poor baseline health literacy and supply chain problems.

BES is working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO), to support the ‘Transformative Agenda for Women Adolescents and Youth in the Pacific’. The Transformative Agenda (TA) programme invests in improving sexual and reproductive health in six priority countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

UNFPA is using Tupaia to build a real-time, regional map of reproductive health services and commodities. In Tupaia, data is coming in from multiple sources to populate visuals showing information important to planning reproductive health services. This allows regional bodies to target services and resources to the areas of the greatest need, with a focus on supply chain strengthening.

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