Order items from stock for faster delivery
To help reduce lead times, select products are available to order from stock. These products are held on behalf of UNFPA by manufacturers, and provided to our partners at pre-negotiated volume discounted prices (plus a handling fee) to speed delivery of orders, and in cases of emergency.
This approach helps UNFPA partners prevent stock outs of critical reproductive health supplies, by mitigating lengthy production lead times for certain items. These products include: emergency reproductive health kits, standard male condoms, female condoms, priority maternal health medicines and fistula repair kits. Items not held in stock, are manufactured by the supplier after UNFPA places a client's order.
For information on ordering from inventory, please contact the UNFPA Procurement Services Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you do when you need 4 million condoms quickly?
Plan Benin, an NGO working with youth HIV prevention, partnered with UNFPA Procurement Services Branch to prevent a looming stock out of male condoms. By maintaining an inventory of key contraceptives, UNFPA shipped 4 million male condoms directly from stock, shortening the wait time and enabling the NGO to provide life-saving supplies. Watch the story here (French) or read the study case here.