Posted by Share-Net Intl on April 8, 2016 at 6:50 am
We’re dreaming big. Take Stock wants to put an end to stockouts of reproductive health supplies. That means: fewer unwanted pregnancies, fewer unsafe abortions, less maternal mortality, healthier families and healthier economies. The world over.
Take Stock inspires the public health community to resolve stockouts of reproductive health supplies. Stockouts limit choice, put women and their families at risk, and disempower health workers and supply chain operators. Take Stock mobilizes public health leaders, facilitates the development of a common language we can all use to talk about stockouts, and gathers the commitments needed to spur real action.
Everyone has a role to play if we are to resolve contraceptive stockouts once and for all. Take Stock partners are leaders in the reproductive health community and have made commitments to resolving stockouts of reproductive health supplies – whether it is advocating for policy changes, measuring stockouts at the facility level, training staff to collect stockout data, adopting the Coalition’s harmonized stockout indicators, or allocating money towards improving supply chain functioning.
The Bangladesh Directorate General of Family Planning and the Burundi Ministry of Health National Reproductive Health Program became the first country governments to join the Coalition’s global campaign to resolve contraceptive stockouts.
The 300th member to join the Coalition, Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Family Planning committed to adopt and report on the two FP2020 stockout indicators, to make all the data publicly available via their online system, and to reduce the contraceptive stockout rate from 2% to 1% at service delivery points.
Burundi’s National Reproductive Health Program, the Coalition’s newest member, committed to adopt and report on all four primary stockout indicators from the Coalition’s harmonized suite, to train 46 enumerators to collect and analyze stockout data as well as to make the data from these indicators public, and to reduce contraceptive stockouts from 39% to 20% by 2017.
Bangladesh and Burundi are setting the standard for measurement and transparency of contraceptive stockouts. The Coalition looks forward to more countries joining this global movement that will put an end to stockouts of reproductive health supplies.
Is your organization ready to make a commitment? Do you want support to advocate that your government make a commitment? Contact Take Stock Campaign Manager Meg Galas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.