Contraceptives Supply Chain and Management in Dayak Societies: A Case Study in Indonesia
Keywords:Contraceptive supply chain, contraceptive management, and contraceptive need.
Contraceptive devices and medicine have a very strategic value in supporting family planning operations.
This study therefore aims to determine the trend of contraceptive need and usein Dayak societies, and
analyze the supply chain as well as the management of contraceptives required to fullfill this need. The
research design used a case study, and qualitative data were obtained from in-depth interviews supported by
secondary data. Meanwhile, quantitative data were collected through questionnaire survey, and data analysis
was performed using the triangulation method. Subsequently, the results of qualitative data analysis were
combined with the results of quantitative data analysis to acquire final conclusions. In Dayak societies,
injections are the contraceptive form most required and used by people in the local community (30.21%).
Furthermore, there is a significant correlation between need and use of contraceptives (Sig. = 0.000). The
demand for contraceptives is based on the remaining stock at the health center, as well as the community’s
request. During the acceptance process, the quality, quantity, and type of contraceptives are checked, and
counseling is provided, especially for new acceptors. Meanwhile, the suitability of the contraceptive storage
conditions at the health center was discovered to be 61.46%, compared to the standard. Currently, supporting
management isnot run optimally, especially in terms of formulatingan operating standard procedure, as
well as monitoring, evaluating, and implementing training.Thus, the availability of contraceptives at the
supplier and local community’s need for contraceptives are taken into consideration and as a strategy for
managing contraceptives in the Primary Health Care of Dayak societies, in order to ensure the availability
of contraceptives at Puskesmas and fullfill the contraceptive needs of Dayak societies.
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