BKKBN, The Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia, and UNFPA organize Contraceptive Supply Chain Management Knowledge Sharing Program with the Philippines

 BKKBN, The Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia, and UNFPA organize Contraceptive Supply Chain Management Knowledge Sharing Program with the Philippines

 

The commitment to South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) is in line with the Constitution which mandates Indonesia to participate and contribute to the maintenance of world order based on freedom, lasting peace, and social justice. The mandate is then implemented by establishing SSTC as one of our national priority programs in the National Development Plan.

In the last few decades, Indonesia has played an active role in international development cooperation, specifically within the framework of SSTC, and has built a partnership with various countries, including the Philippines. Through these partnerships, Indonesia has been able to share knowledge and expertise as well as learn best practices from other countries. 

One of the best practices in sharing programs carried out between Indonesia and the Philippines regarding family planning is contraceptive supply chain management. BKKBN, The Ministry of State Secretariat of The Republic of Indonesia, and UNFPA organized SSTC Online Knowledge Sharing on Contraceptive Supply Chain Management for the Philippines on 7-9 March 2022 virtually.  

Contraceptive supply chain management is a procedure to ensure timely delivery of products from the main point to central or sub-national warehouse and ultimately to service delivery points and communities. An effective supply chain works when the institutions collaborate to make decisions on moving products, including how much to move, when, and how. To improve supply chain performance and increase product access they need data visibility or information allowing to jointly understand where products are in the system and which processes are blocking their movement. If the management functions properly, the contraceptive needs for couples of reproductive ages will be fulfilled.

Indonesia faces several challenges in the management of the contraceptive supply chain due to its large geographical area with a high population and uneven population distribution. This challenge was answered by the enactment of regulation of the Head of BKKBN Number 9 of 2019 concerning fulfilling the Need for Contraceptive Equipment and Medicines for Reproductive Age Couples in Family Planning Services. Through this regulation, BKKBN has a reference in the management of contraceptive planning programs, warehouse storage, distribution to a remote area, and digital monitor application namely SIRIKA. SIRIKA is an information system consisting of a website-based application, namely the MIM Tool web, and an Android mobile-based application, namely STOKKU.

The program is followed by 57 participants from the Philippines that come from the POPCOM Head office and 12 Regional Office. All resources person come from National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN). In the last program, all the participants were asked to create an action plan to be implemented in their home country. (CITC/2022)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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