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Prepositioning Supplies in Disaster-Prone Countries of Asia and the Pacific

Prepositioning reproductive health supplies in areas vulnerable to natural disasters speeds up emergency assistance and saves lives; it also builds resilience in regular supply chains. In 2015, UNFPA established the Regional Prepositioning Initiative with support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Supplies are procured and stored at hubs in Brisbane, Australia and Suva, Fiji and in strategic locations around the 11 focus countries.

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