But every day, 810 women die from pregnancy, childbirth, and unsafe abortions.
This is all completely preventable. Because when women can access SRH products easily, it reduces unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, and maternal deaths. It puts choice, freedom, and dignity back into people’s hands.
Yet millions worldwide struggle to access suitable, affordable, and quality SRH products due to market weaknesses, including:
Challenges in sexual reproductive health (SRH) markets have grave consequences, including death, sickness, maternal injury, gender inequality, poverty, and young girls being robbed of their youths. A new model of sexual reproductive health is needed—one that promptly delivers SRH products to those in need.
A new model of sexual reproductive health is needed—one that promptly delivers SRH products to those in need. That is why SEMA is partnering with countries, global stakeholders, and local entrepreneurs to make that change happen. Women’s futures can’t wait—the time for action is now.
Shaping Equitable Market Access for Reproductive Health (SEMA) was announced in July 2021 during the Generation Equality Forum in France and is currently incubated within Amref Health Africa.
SEMA is working to improve country and product SRH markets by playing three interlinked roles:
How did we start? By listening to our partners, then drawing upon their expertise to design a new approach to market shaping, as follows: