Women Deliver: Not All Stockouts Are Created Equal
26th June 2015
A stockout is an event that causes inventory to be exhausted. It can be caused by shortage from a supplier, defective shelf replenishment practices, and many other causes. They are quite common in low- and middle income countries, so much so that most residents of these places have adapted to the occurrence. But what happens when you have a stockout of something that is absolutely irreplaceable? Something like, contraceptives. An empty shelf if everyone’s problem. That is the mantra of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s (RHSC) newest campaign - Take Stock – which aims to take action against contraceptive stockouts.