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Assessing Maternal and Newborn Health Commodities in Bangladesh

A summary of findings from a landscaping exercise in Bangladesh that examined maternal and newborn health commodity issues and engaged stakeholders in rolling out the UN Commission on Lifesaving Commodities. This brief details opportunities and bottlenecks at policy, health system and community levels, and provides recommendations to minimize gaps and enhance accessibility of life-saving drugs.

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WHO Recommendations: Optimizing Health Worker Roles to Improve Access to Key Maternal and Newborn Health Interventions Through Task Shifting

Human resource shortages in the health services are acknowledged as a threat to the attainment of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Attempts to optimize the potential of the existing health workforce are crucial. A practical distribution of responsibilities among cadres of health workers is a promising strategy for improving access and cost effectiveness within health systems.

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Temperature-Sensitive Health Products in the Expanded Programme on Immunization Cold Chain

Many pharmaceuticals must be kept in controlled temperatures to maintain potency during transport and storage. Challenges in maintaining this cold chain can damage or diminish access to lifesaving drugs. To ensure high-quality care, health systems must find ways to ensure that heat-sensitive drugs are managed within a temperature controlled supply chain from manufacture, through procurement and internal logistic systems, to the point of use.

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