MSF, the RHAP, RuDASA, SA HIV Clinician’s Society, SECTION27 and the TAC have launched a national Stop Stock Outs Project to assist the thousands of health care users whose lives remain threatened by the chronic plague of essential medication stock outs.
The Stop Stock Outs Project will crowdsource stock out reports from patients, healthcare workers and sentinel surveyors, mapping the reported cases and tracking specific issues. All reports will be escalated through the supply chain and resolution sought through the direct engagement of civil society with accountable government individuals and entities.
It is the hope of the Stop Stock Outs Project that the data from the reports will provide essential information to identify and understand the root causes of stock outs and shortages and bring visibility and transparency to a struggling health system.
The Stop Stock Outs Project is calling on patients and healthcare workers to report any medication stock outs or shortages that have resulted in patients’ treatment being changed, patients being turned away from their clinic and referred elsewhere and/or being given an insufficient supply of medication.
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