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Connecting the Dots: How to Get Vaccines to More Kids

This website explains the importance of supply chains to ensure that vaccines get to those who need them. It focuses on four ways to improve immunization supply chains: strengthening management, keeping vaccines at the correct temperatures, …

Author: PATH

Considerations for Building a Protected Sharps Pit Using a Plastic Barrel as a Pit Liner

This document provides guidelines and steps to consider when constructing a protected sharps pit using a plastic barrel as a pit liner. It also contains a drawing of the completed protected sharps pit to assist with planning.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

Considerations Regarding Consent in Vaccinating Children and Adolescents Between 6 and 17 Years Old

Around the world, national immunization programs are increasingly including vaccines that target age groups beyond infancy and early childhood. This document is aimed at program managers who are planning to introduce vaccines for older children and …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2014

Continuing Increases in Autism Reported to California's Developmental Services System

This study, published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, evaluates the rates of autism in California following the discontinued use of thimerosal in childhood vaccines.

Author: Schechter R, Grether J

Publication date: 2008

Cool Innovations for Vaccine Transportation and Storage

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines and other drugs at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. This fact sheet describes a response to this challenge, where a group of public- and private-sector …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

The Cornerstone of Public Health

This fact sheet makes the case for why vaccines are a critical, cost-effective investment for improving global health and saving children's lives.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Cost and Effectiveness Analysis of Immunization Service Delivery Support in Andhra Pradesh, India

Published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this paper offers the first attempt to quantitatively evaluate the supportive supervision framework in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Author: Suraratdecha C, Ramana V, Kaipilyawar S, et al.

Publication date: 2008

The Cost of Immunization Programs in the Next 10 Years

This paper summarizes the results of a WHO/UNICEF study on the potential impact of immunization over the next decade and the financing required for immunization activities in the 72 poorest countries of the world.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2006

The Cost of Unsafe Injections

Unsafe injection practices are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Annually more than 1.3 million deaths and US$535 million in expenses are estimated to be due to unsafe injection practices. This article, published in the Bulletin …

Author: Miller MA, Pisani E

Publication date: 1999

The Cost Structure of Routine Infant Immunization Services: A Systematic Analysis of Six Countries

This article, published in Health Policy and Planning, describes the results of an analysis of routine infant immunization program cost structures in six low- and middle-income countries. Using a unique dataset of routine infant immunization costs …

Author: Geng F, Suharlim C, Brenzel L, Resch SC, Menzies NA

Publication date: 2017

Cost-Effectiveness and Economic Benefits of Vaccines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

This review, published in Vaccine, documents the available evidence showing that vaccination in low- and middle-income countries brings important economic benefits. The cost-effectiveness studies reviewed suggest to policy makers that vaccines are …

Author: Ozawa S, Mirelman A, Stack ML, Walker DG, Levine OS

Publication date: 2012

Country Ownership and Gavi Transition: Comprehensive Approaches to Supporting New Vaccine Introduction

This article, published in Health Affairs, outlines countries' increasing emphasis on cost-effectiveness analysis, program costing, and financial flows—particularly for the introduction of newer, more expensive vaccines. While this is critical to …

Author: Shen AK, Weiss JM, Andrus JK, et al.

Publication date: 2016

Coverage, Cost, and Safety Impacts of Primary Container Choice

A single decision on the size and type of a vaccine container can have significant implications on the safety, affordability, and coverage of vaccination in routine and campaign settings. Choosing a single-dose vial instead of a multi-dose container …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Publication date: 2013

The Cure That Kills

This paper examines the health risks posed by unsafe injections in Africa and outlines some of the programs that are helping reduce these risks.

Author: Practical Patient Care

Publication date: 2008

Data for Management: It’s Not Just Another Report

This policy paper addresses the many challenges in data collection and quality within the vaccine supply chain, and discusses the global shift toward data visualization and utilization for improved decision making. Mozambique is used as a case study …

Author: VillageReach

Publication date: 2015

Decade of Vaccines

This supplement to Vaccine features articles on the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan strategic objectives and the opportunities and challenges associated with its implementation. The 27 articles in the supplement cover a range of …

Author: Alonso PL, de Quadros CA, Lal AA, eds.

Publication date: 2013

Delivering Immunization Data Solutions: PATH Works With Multilateral Organizations to Deliver Access to Immunization Data

This fact sheet discusses the design and development of an Immunization Repository for the World Health Organization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The Immunization Repository provides access to immunization data, dashboards, and reports to over …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Delivering the Money: The Importance of Efficient Financial Flows for Vaccine Distribution

This policy paper explores the impact of adequate and reliable flows of funding all the way to the point of care as a critical component of effective immunization supply chains. It illuminates the root causes of funding flow challenges and …

Author: VillageReach, William Davidson Institute

Publication date: 2016

Delivering Vaccines: A Cost Comparison of In-Country Vaccine Transport Container Options

Project Optimize undertook a cost-comparison case study of five container options for vaccine transport from the national to the regional level in Senegal. This report may be used as a starting point for other country vaccine programs weighing …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Designing Safe Syringe Disposal Systems for Immunization Services

This 30-page manual for program managers helps guide decision-making related to safe syringe disposal at the district level. A range of disposal methods and issues are covered, including practical advice on incineration (with details on two small …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2003

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