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New Resource: New key issues guide on Market Development Approaches
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New key issues guide on Market Development Approaches Market development 
approaches (MDAs) to reproductive health are initiatives that work towards 
enhanced financial sustainability, improved access and expanded choice. The 
term "market development approach" encompasses a very broad set of approaches 
to health care delivery, but by definition involves the commercial sector. A 
number of factors are changing the current reproductive health supplies 
environment and increasing interest in MDAs.  These include decreasing or 
uncertain funding, expanding global markets and the demand for more 
cost-effective supplies. MDAs can respond to these circumstances by addressing 
sustainability, access and choice through greater involvement of the commercial 
sector. This new key issues guide, from the Health Systems Resource Guide, is a 
tool for donors, governments and implementers to learn about MDAs for 
reproductive health and begin thinking of options and issues to encourage, 
design, implement, manage and evaluate MDAs. Content includes MDA tools, 
examples of MDAs and country case studies. The guide was produced for the 
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition 
http://www.rhsupplies.org/coalition.shtml  with support from the Bill & Melinda 
Gates Foundation http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm
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See the guide at: http://www.eldis.org/healthsystems/mda/ 

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Ingrid Young
IDS Health and Development Information team

email: mailto:i.young@ids.ac.uk
tel: +44-1273 877 540/ +44-113 247 0474
http://www.eldis.org/hivaids/
http://www.eldis.org/healthsystems/
http://www.eldis.org/health/

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