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Topic: Supply chain and logistics systems

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Above Zero: Strategies to Prevent Vaccine Freezing

This four-minute animated video emphasizes the difficulty and importance of maintaining proper temperatures in the vaccine cold chain. The risk of exposing vaccines to freezing temperatures are now known to be significant. These risks can be reduced …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Access to Vaccine Technologies in Developing Countries: Brazil and India

The authors of this study, published in the journal Vaccine, analyzed advantages and disadvantages of different ways vaccine manufacturers access new technologies. Among the methods considered were collaborations with academia and research …

Author: Milstien J, Gaule G, Kaddar M

Published: 2007

Achieving the Global Vision for Future Immunization Supply and Logistics Systems: Action Plans

These action plans describe specific activities and strategies designed to help achieve the common vision for the future of immunization supply systems developed by the Cold Chain and Logistics Task Force (led by the United Nations Children’s …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Published: 2012

Albania: Demonstrating the Benefits of an Online Immunization Registry

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Albanian Institute of Public Health to transform the way immunization data and vaccine stock are managed. The two-year collaboration aims to evaluate the benefits of a supply …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Assessment of the Vaccine Supply Chain for Fee-Based Immunization in Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City

This report summarizes an assessment conducted to understand the structure, scope, and quality of the vaccine supply chain for fee-based immunization services in two locations in Vietnam. It also provides recommendations for strengthening management …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2011

An Assessment of Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics Systems in Thailand

Improper storage and transportation can put vaccine products at risk of degradation. Therefore, an effective vaccine supply chain and logistics system is essential to ensure product quality. In 2009, the government of Thailand launched a pilot …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization, Health Systems Research Institute, Mahidol University

Published: 2011

Bringing Online Immunization Registries to Low-Resource Countries

Today, most health workers at the service‐delivery level in developing countries use paper‐based systems to track the individuals who have been vaccinated and the vaccines and other resources used during the process. This fact sheet describes …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Building Next-Generation Vaccine Supply Systems: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization

This fact sheet describes how Project Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—and their partners are working with countries to model the impact of changes to vaccine logistics and supply systems on vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

A Call to Action for the New Decade of Vaccines

This article, published in The Lancet, argues that there is a moral imperative to make vaccines widely available on an equitable basis. The authors lay out a call to action for the new decade of vaccines, which embraces four key elements. …

Author: Moxon ER, Das P, Greenwood B, et al.

Published: 2011

The Case for Developing and Deploying an Open Source Electronic Logistics Management Information System

This white paper makes the case for why logistics management information systems (LMIS) should be used to manage the distribution of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and medical products. Health information users and stakeholders in low- and middle-income …

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Cold Chain and Logistics Management: An Essential Part of Safe and Effective Vaccination Programs

This fact sheet provides information on cold chain and logistics for vaccine delivery, including challenges for managing the cold chain, examples of effective cold chain management, and the costs associated with the cold chain.

Author: IMMUNIZATIONbasics

Published: 2008

Cold Chain Equipment Inventories

This fact sheet describes PATH’s work to develop and deploy a software tool called Cold Chain Equipment Manager to help vaccination programs manage equipment requirements, forecast equipment needs, and generate procurement lists. It includes a …

Author: PATH

Published: 2014

Cold Chain Equipment Manager

This tool is a Microsoft Access-based software tool that helps cold chain managers and public health officers make strategic decisions about managing their cold chain equipment. It is accompanied by a user manual, a set of data collection …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Collaborating With Countries to Improve Supply Chains

Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—aims to employ technological and scientific advances by defining ideal specifications for health products and creating a flexible and robust vaccine supply chain that can …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Common Requirements for Logistics Management Information Systems

This document focuses on a method for producing descriptions, models, and figures that accurately represent the views and needs of global health professionals. The document can be used by global health practitioners to inform software development …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

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

Published: 2012

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.

Published: 2008

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.

Published: 2013

Decade of Vaccines Collaboration

This website provides information about the Decade of Vaccines (DoV) Collaboration, a time-limited consultation process which, as planned, dissolved at the end of 2012. The DoV Collaboration brought together diverse stakeholders to develop a Global …

Author: Decade of Vaccines Collaboration

Published: 2012

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

Published: 2013

Developing a Vision for Immunization Supply Systems in 2020: Landscape Analysis Summaries

Facilitated by project Optimize and conducted by a multidisciplinary group of partners, these landscape analyses highlight ongoing work related to five priority areas that comprise the vision for immunization supply systems in 2020. The analyses …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2011

Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) Initiative

The Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) initiative provides materials and tools needed to monitor and assess vaccine supply chains and help countries to improve their supply chain performance. This web page provides links to EVM background and …

Author: World Health Organization

Evidence of Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about evidence of vaccine freezing in the cold chain. The document is part of a series that describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and World Health Organization-recommended …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

The Framework for OpenLMIS

There is a growing trend within low- and lower-middle-income countries and the development community working in those countries away from standalone information system projects toward comprehensive, enterprise-level health information systems. …

Author: VillageReach

Published: 2012

The Future of Immunisation Policy, Implementation, and Financing

The authors of this article, published in The Lancet, discuss the challenges and possibilities of further expanding coverage of existing vaccines while widely implementing new vaccines, with respect to low-income and middle-income countries. They …

Author: Levine OS, Bloom DE, Cherian T, et al.

Published: 2011

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