• Quantification of health commodities – RMNCH Supplement 21-11-2014

Quantification of Health Commodities:

This guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children. This quantification supplement should be used with the main guide—Quantification of Health Commodities: A Guide to Forecasting and Supply Planning for Procurement. * This supplement describes the steps in forecasting consumption of these supplies when consumption and service data are not available; after which, to complete the quantification, the users should refer to the main quantification guide for the supply planning step.

Also available in French (see ‘other versions’ below)

In April 2016, the UN Commission organized a webinar on ‘Increasing Access to Lifesaving Commodities for Women and Children: Estimating Commodity Needs at the Country Level’.  See the recording of the webinar here and the presentation here. Or read more information about the webinar.