This toolkit provides information about the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (the Commission), 13 priority commodities, and examples of how its ten recommendations to improve access and availability are being applied globally and within countries. It also provides advocacy resources for utilizing the Commission platform to raise awareness and engage stakeholders in addressing commodity-related gaps in policy.
What you need to know
Background information on the Commodities Commission, including linkages with other global initiatives, an overview of country funding and support mechanisms, and analysis of the recommendations.
What you can do
Guidance on realizing the recommendations through strategic advocacy, including tangible actions and tools that advocates can adapt for use within their countries to mobilize support for the integration of the Commodities Commission recommendations and reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities into relevant plans, policies, and programs
What there is to say
Outlines messages to inform relevant audiences about the Commodities Commission and to engage with relevant decision-makers and stakeholders.
Spotlight on commodities
Overview of maternal, child, and newborn health and contraceptive commodities, including issues and barriers to their access and use, and specific advocacy needs.