cStock shortlisted for expansion in Siaya County, Kenya
cStock is an SMS-based and web-accessible logistics management information system that helps health facility staff with reporting and resupply of health products managed at the community level, such as family planning commodities and HIV testing supplies.
Using a combination of mobile technology to improve communication, user-friendly dashboards to allow better visibility, accountability and transparency, and IMPACT team work to query results and set actions for improvement, cStock streamlines the reporting and resupply process.
The Global South eHealth Observatory, a Pierre Fabre Foundation initiative, recently shortlisted cStock approach, implemented in Siaya County, Kenya as a promising innovation for scale up.
On 29 March 2019, the foundation had a conversation with inSupply Health experts to share insights into the project, potential for impact in the community, and how the innovative approach is saving lives.
The cStock approach, implemented by JSI and inSupply Health, offers promise for transforming community health supply chains and ensuring availability of life saving commodities at the last mile. cStock is being used by about 600 community health volunteers in Siaya County and has enhanced visibility and management of community health supplies.
You can learn more about the cStock approach here and be sure to tune in to Lolwe Television Network (channel 32 and 525 on Start times, channel 35 on Zuku, channel 845 on GOTV) on Tuesday, 2 April at 8:30 pm.