One such collaboration is with the OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service, which undertakes pooled procurement for the nine Member States through UNFPA for Reproductive Health Commodities, specifically contraceptives including condoms.
UNFPA is also partnering with the OECS Health Unit to deliver training on the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in emergencies and disasters. The MISP is a coordinated set of activities designed to prevent and manage the consequences of sexual violence; reduce transmission of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs); prevent new-born and maternal morbidity and mortality; prevent unplanned pregnancies and plan for comprehensive reproductive health services. This is being done as part of the World Bank-funded OECS Regional Health Project which aims to improve preparedness capacities of health systems for public health emergencies in the OECS region.
The OECS Commission contributes to the sustainable development of OECS Member States by assisting them to maximize the benefits from the single domestic space by facilitating their integration within the global economy. Achieving this goal includes contributing to policy and programme formulation and execution in respect of regional and international issues, and by facilitating bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
UNFPA’s guiding mantra is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.