NOT ALL STOCKOUTS ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Today, a woman walks to the store to find the shelf empty of bread, so she leaves with rice.
Tomorrow, she will walk to the clinic to find the shelf empty of her contraceptive, so she will leave empty-handed. Some stockouts can change the course of a person's life.

Finding a shelf empty of the right contraceptive is the same as finding no contraceptive at all. And because a woman’s ability to plan her family affects the world around her, stockouts ripple through her loved ones, her community, her country. That’s why this issue is more than just a supply chain failure, but a root cause of many other development challenges. People leaving clinics without the contraceptive supplies they need are not just leaving empty-handed. They’re returning to a world that the empty shelf has made less secure.

In response, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition launched Take Stock, which 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. Joining Take Stock is to become a member of a dedicated team that realizes everyone has a role to play if we are to resolve this problem once and for all.

More than 40 partners have committed to Take Stock

Organizations, partnerships, companies and many others are already part of the movement. Are you ready to join us in making stockouts a thing of the past?

Join the Take Stock community and put an end to stockouts of reproductive health supplies. Share your insights. Report on the Universal Stockout Indicator. Learn about our partners’ experiences. Be inspired by Take Stock success stories. Connect to Take Stock and help us achieve the goal ― #noemptyshelves

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Meet the Take Stock Award Nominees

The winners of the Take Stock Hero Award and the Take Stock Champion Award will be announced on 9 October 2015 at the General Membership Meeting of the RHSC in Olso, Norway. RHSC members and partners nominated these heroes and champions for their contributions to ending stockouts of reproductive health supplies.