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Pull Mechanisms for Value-Added Technologies for Vaccines: An Evaluation of the Issues Influencing Vaccine Producer Willingness to Advance, Adopt, and Commercialize Value-Added Technologies for Vaccines for Low-Income and Lower-Middle-Income Country Markets

The Optimize project, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, commissioned this white paper to examine the issues influencing vaccine producer willingness to advance, adopt, and commercialize value-added technologies for vaccines for low-income and lower-middle-income country markets.

Author: Gilchrist S

Publication date: November 2009

Region: Global

Realizing the Full Potential of Childhood Immunization: How Health Professionals Can Make a Difference

This eight-page paper on local advocacy was written for doctors, nurses, and health educators. It provides practical suggestions for grassroots initiatives supporting immunization and incorporates the insights of co-author Dr. Robert Aston, an immunization advocate from the U.K.

Author: Wittet S; Aston R

Publication date: 2000

Region: Global

Part of series: CVP Occasional Papers

Reconstitution Technologies

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on technologies to make the reconstitution of critical vaccines simpler, safer, and more economical. Streamlined reconstitution processes also help reduce medical wastage.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Reducing the Need for Parallel Supply Chains

Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, aims to provide national immunization programs with recommendations to build integrated health supply systems, including strategic linkages with the parastatal and private sector. Ultimately, integration will allow public health programs to reduce uncertainties and risks, achieve economies of scale, shorten delivery lead times, improve procurement, provide better incentives for health workers, and improve quality of service to clients.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

A Review of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project

In this document, project Optimize reviews the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project, which represents an end-to-end reengineering of the US public-sector vaccine supply chain—from vaccine budgeting through storage and distribution. The CDC’s overarching goal was to ensure that vaccine was flowing to the right places at the right time.

Author: Wasserman N

Publication date: November 2010

Region: Global

The Road to Safe and Effective Vaccines: Clinical Trials and Their Role in Providing Lifesaving Vaccines

This fact sheet highlights the development of new vaccines through clinical trials and their role in providing safe and effective vaccines.

Publication date: May 2013

Region: Global

Senegal: Changing the Face of Immunization in West Africa - Practical Solutions Transform Vaccine Delivery and Injection Safety

Publication date: 2004

Region: Africa

Senegal: Integrating and Streamlining Health Supply Chains

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Senegalese Ministry of Health to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to increase efficiency and improve performance, preparing the country for the introduction of new vaccines in the future.

Publication date: August 2012

Region: Global

Stabilizing Influenza Vaccines

If a highly virulent pandemic strain were to emerge in today’s interconnected world, influenza has the potential to kill millions of people, especially in developing countries with limited to no resources for pandemic planning, preparedness, and outbreak response. PATH's work in developing thermostable influenza vaccines holds promise for extending product shelf life and easing logistics during introduction and rapid deployment to hard-to-reach populations—markedly improving developing-country preparedness and ability to contain the virus at its point of origin. This fact sheet describes our latest research achievements and next steps in product development.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Streamlining Immunization Logistics in the Provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

This document describes the Streamlining Immunization Logistics project, implemented between April 2005 and March 2006 in eight districts of Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This project has demonstrated qualitative improvements in the efficiency of sub-national logistic systems supporting the delivery of immunization services.

Author: Lloyd J

Publication date: 2006

Region: Asia

Strengthening Immunization Services Through Service Delivery Support: The Andhra Pradesh Experience

Publication date: 2006

Region: Asia

Strengthening Vietnam's immunization program

PATH, in close partnership with Vietnam's National Expanded Program on Immunization (NEPI), has worked to increase the quality, safety, and efficiency of immunization services through the Iris Project. This fact sheet describes the project's process of testing province-wide systems improvements, identifying best practices, and encouraging other provinces to adopt the improvements. Work included updating and improving policies, training staff, and increasing community knowledge and demand for vaccination, particularly through technical updates, training of trainers, an introduction to supportive supervision, an out-of-the-cold-chain study, and an injection safety project with needle removers.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Summary of Optimize Activities Conducted With Vietnam's National Expanded Programme on Immunization

Between 2010 and 2012, project Optimize collaborated with Vietnam’s National Expanded Program on Immunization to demonstrate innovations in the vaccine supply chain that can help to meet the demands expected as Vietnam’s immunization program continues to grow. This report describes the activities undertaken in Vietnam as part of the collaboration. For a full report on Optimize’s activities in Vietnam, see Optimize: Vietnam Report.

Publication date: October 2012

Region: Asia

Summary of Vaccine Stability Data

These documents provide stability data as of November 2012 on commonly used, licensed vaccines and stability data as of May 2012 from available data on novel, investigational vaccine formulations. Data are sorted by vaccine in a table format.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

Supportive Supervision to Sustain Health Worker Capacity in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and North Sumatera

This document summarizes PATH’s work in Indonesia to sustain best practices among health workers in project provinces through a supportive supervision program.

Publication date: April 2008

Region: Global

Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases: Guidelines for Public Health Services in Georgia

The Georgian National Health Policy, adopted in 1999, declares the reduction of communicable and socially dangerous diseases a major priority for maintaining and improving the health of the Georgian population over the next decade. This report helps Georgian health workers comply with the above goal. It outlines how to identify and register cases of infectious diseases; confirm and classify cases; notify and report; analyze data; investigate outbreaks; and use available information for making decisions to prevent and control infectious diseases and improve the functioning of the surveillance system.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Eastern Europe

Taking Advantage of the True Heat Stability of Vaccines

Project Optimize, a World Health Organization and PATH collaboration, is working to enable immunization programs to take advantage of the true stability of vaccines by labeling them for use at ambient temperatures in a controlled temperature chain for limited periods of time as appropriate to the stability of the antigen.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Temperature Monitoring for Vaccine Quality

In collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of Health, project Optimize has installed a short message service–based system that monitors and logs temperature conditions in peripheral cold chain equipment. The team aims to assess the benefits of remote alarm systems over nonconnected temperature loggers.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Temperature Recording System in National Vaccine Stores of Khartoum, Sudan, and Tehran, Iran

Both Iran and Sudan utilize an alarm-based temperature recording system to monitor the performance of their national immunization cold stores. To better the utility and application of such systems in other countries, this project Optimize report documents the benefits, challenges, and advantages of both Iran’s and Sudan’s systems.

Author: Haghgou, M

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Training Vaccinators in a Time of Change

This article, from the October 2001 issue of Immunization Focus, describes one nongovernmental organization's experience of training with partners in countries. The article also includes examples of training initiatives developed by PATH's Children's Vaccine Program.

Publication date: 2001

Region: Global

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