On December 12, 2015, a coalition of more than 600 global partners marked Universal Health Coverage Day, the three year anniversary of the unanimous adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution that counseled governments to provide universal health coverage (UHC) to their people. Greater numbers of countries are pursuing UHC reforms, and we want these reforms to result in reliable access to high quality reproductive health commodities for all women.
Global initiatives, like the Millennium Development Goals or FP2020, require key performance metrics to understand what progress is being made, and where further investments are required. The process of developing and adopting those indicators requires technical expertise, data acumen, and deep consultation with the stakeholders. Safia Ahsan, Technical Adviser for the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, explains how JSI led the development of a harmonized suite of stockout indicators with the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition’s Systems Strengthening Working Group (SSWG).