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Building the Evidence: Unique Stockout Challenges of FBO Health Facilities

This report outlines the research and findings from the first phase of a project funded under the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) Reducing Stockouts Initiative to build evidence on the unique supply and supply chain challenges faced by FBOs. The goal of this phase was to identify distinct types of FBO supply chain systems, the performance of the types in terms of stockouts, and the associated challenges these supply chain systems face that contribute to stockouts. The findings from this phase point to possible approaches to addressing challenges these types of supply chain systems face that result in stockouts.

The study evaluated FBO stockouts and key drivers of commodity security, such as sources of products, facility inventory and storage practices, financing, and more. Research methods included an initial email survey, subsequent phone interviews, and in-country visits in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The responses helped to validate a typology of supply chain systems and offered clarification and information to advise future supply chain interventions. | View the Report