Subject: Health technologies > Vaccine delivery
- Vaccine Supply Chain Costing Methodology
Between 2009 and 2012, technical staff from project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, worked to develop costing methodology and create an accompanying Microsoft Excel-based costing tool to help estimate the cost of the vaccine supply chain in Senegal and Vietnam. This report documents the methodology used to develop the costing tool.
Publication date: September 2013
- Vaccine Technologies
This website about the vaccine technologies work within the Technology Solutions program provides an overview of the group and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.
Publication date: 2013
Part of series: PATH's program websites
- Vaccine Technologies at PATH
PATH and our partners have been advancing innovative vaccine technologies for more than 30 years. This report outlines our approach and capabilities. It also describes a number of individual vaccine technologies at various stages of development and market introduction to put this work in context.
Publication date: September 2010
- Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) Availability and Use in the African, Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, and Western Pacific Regions
Commissioned by project Optimize, a collaboration of PATH and the World Health Organization, a study of vaccine vial monitor (VVM) availability and use in developing countries in four regions was undertaken. The study had three aspects: the total proportion of vaccines with VVMs in the regions with detailed information by country, in-depth information on policies and practices, and knowledge and attitudes in a selected sample of countries.
Author: Milstein J
Publication date: August 2010
- Vaccine Vial Monitors: FAQs
Vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) are small stickers that adhere to vaccine vials and change color as the vaccine is exposed to heat, letting health workers know whether the vaccine can be safely used for immunization. This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked questions regarding VVMs.
Publication date: January 2011
- Vaccines in the Uniject™ Injection System
Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on the Uniject™ injection system for use with vaccines.
Publication date: August 2013
Part of series: Technology Updates
- Vietnam: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions
This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines.
Publication date: July 2012
- Vietnam’s Immunization Registries Go Online
In Vietnam, project Optimize worked with government and software partners to help introduce a digital immunization registry. This brief describes how the registry allowed the health system to better track children due for vaccination and shortened the time required for recording and reporting immunizations compared to the existing paper-based registry.
Publication date: January 2013
- Yellow Fever Vaccination: The Potential of Dose-Sparing to Increase Vaccine Supply and Availability
PATH commissioned this report in an effort to evaluate whether dose-sparing, possibly through the intradermal (ID) route, could improve the availability of yellow fever vaccine globally. The authors identify and discuss potential benefits, possible obstacles, and associated costs of dose-sparing as a vaccine delivery strategy. In addition, the report includes an assessment of which settings would be most appropriate and to what extent novel ID delivery devices, such as needle-free disposable-syringe jet injectors, would help to facilitate its successful implementation.
Author: Hickling J, Jones R
Publication date: April 2013