No more empty stocks: Contraceptives reach rural women thanks to pioneering logistics system
It is in the late afternoon when Nan Aye Aye Lwin visits the Nam Khoke Rural Health Centre, after walking the three hours from her little hamlet. Nan Aye Aye Lwin comes with anxiety. She already has two children and does not wish to bear another for the time being. She wants contraceptives. But having to depend solely on her husband’s income as a seasonal laborer means she cannot afford to buy them. At the health center, a midwife explains the contraceptive options. Together they opt for the 3-months contraceptive injection.
“It is free – no need to pay. Better still, I am also told that from now on I can get it regularly in my home when the mobile health team visits my village. We can now start family planning. It is very good for us”, says Nan Aye Aye Lwin.