Take Stock defines its new language and builds the evidence base on stockouts

30th October 2015

The measurement of stockouts is passing a historic milestone with the introduction of a new resource — the Coalition’s recent publication of “A Harmonized Suite of Indicators to Measure Stockouts and Availability of Contraceptives”. The culmination of a more than two-year collective effort by members of the Systems Strengthening Working Group, this guidance document defines indicators which will encourage measurement of stockouts using broadly comparable metrics, the backbone of the Take Stock campaign dedicated to make contraceptive stockouts a thing of the past.

Category: Systems Strengthening Working Group

Systems Strengthening Working Group Workstreams provide bi-annual updates

2nd July 2015

In advance of their June in-person meeting, the leaders of the Systems Strengthening Working Group workstreams provided updates on their progress since the last meeting in October 2015.  Highlights from the document include:


Category: Systems Strengthening Working Group

Take Stock takes big stride

16th April 2015

Take Stock took another giant step forward this month when the Interagency Supply Group (ISG) decided to include the RHSC universal stockout indicator in its suite of 15 key performance indicators. The ISG is a group of 12...

Category: Systems Strengthening Working Group

Access depends on functional SCM systems

19th March 2015

Simply making commodities available is not enough to improve the quality of life for most communities, argues Dr. Lloyd Matowe, the executive director of Pharmaceutical Systems Africa, an international consultancy supporting...

Category: Systems Strengthening Working Group

SSWG calls for paradigm shift in public health systems

16th July 2014

A new paper, co-authored by leaders in the field of RH supplies, aims to mobilize decision-makers to rethink the way public health systems are managed.  A Business Approach to Transforming Public Health Systems exhorts public...

Category: Systems Strengthening Working Group

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