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Topic: Supply chain and logistics systems

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Global Immunization Newsletters (GIN)

A monthly newsletter that contains updates on immunization technologies and the introduction of new vaccines, as well as information on country-specific immunization activities.

Author: World Health Organization

Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP)—endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012—is a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to vaccines for people in all communities. …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Global Vaccine Action Plan: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization: Assessment Report 2013

The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2012 to achieve its “Decade of Vaccines” vision of universal access to immunization. As requested by the Member States, the World Health Organization's …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Green Supply Chains: A Glimpse Into the Future?

This project Optimize evidence brief discusses the rationale for introducing net-zero energy systems into vaccine supply chains and describes the experiences and lessons learned in a demonstration project in Tunisia. Opportunities and challenges are …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Guidelines for Implementing Supportive Supervision

These guidelines define supportive supervision, how it can be incorporated into immunization programs, major steps in implementing supportive supervision, country-specific examples, and tools for implementing supportive supervision.

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Guidelines on the International Packaging and Shipping of Vaccines

This widely used reference from WHO has been updated according to new developments in vaccine stability, temperature monitoring, and recently pre-qualified vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2005

Hepatitis B Vaccine Freezing in the Indonesian Cold Chain: Evidence and Solutions

This study, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, aimed to document and characterize freezing temperatures in the Indonesian vaccine cold chain to evaluate the feasibility of changes designed to reduce the occurrence of …

Author: Nelson C, et al

Published: 2004

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Dose of Vaccine to the Service Delivery Location? Empirical Evidence from Vietnam's Expanded Program on Immunization

The authors of this article, published in Vaccine, present empirical estimates of vaccine supply chain costs for Vietnam's Expanded Program on Immunization for routine vaccines at each level of the supply chain, before and after the introduction of …

Author: Mvundura M, Kien VD, Nga NT, et al.

Published: 2013

Immunization Logistics and Supply Systems: From Vision to Action

This report summarizes workshops held in July 2010 by Project Optimize (a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization) in Washington, DC, and Seattle to engage stakeholders from a wide variety of organizations related to …

Author: PATH

Published: 2010

The Imperative for Stronger Vaccine Supply and Logistics Systems

This article, published in Vaccine, asserts that over the next decade vaccine supply and logistics systems in nearly all developing countries will require significant investments of time and resources from global and national partners, donors, and …

Author: Zaffran M, Vandelaer J, Kristensen D, et al.

Published: 2013

An Improved Passive Vaccine Carrier

This fact sheet describes PATH’s work to address the problem of vaccines freezing during transport by incorporating an inner vaccine box made of phase-change material into vaccine carriers.

Author: PATH

Published: 2011

Improving Vaccine Delivery Through Moving Warehouses

This fact sheet details a collaboration between Project Optimize and the Senegalese Ministry of Health to implement and validate a "moving warehouse" that will streamline the vaccine supply chain from the regional to the peripheral level. A moving …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Increasing Hepatitis B Vaccine Coverage Rates by Implementing an Out-of-the-cold-chain Strategy

In areas such as Southeast Asia with a high incidence of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B, the World Health Organization recommends a birth dose of the vaccine for all children. Hepatitis B vaccine is typically kept refrigerated, within …

Author: PATH; National Expanded Program on Immunization, Vietnam

Published: 2007

Innovating to Improve Health: PATH Develops and Delivers Novel Solutions for Those Who Need Them Most

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to develop and deliver innovative health solutions for those who need them most. These solutions range from developing and introducing affordable, appropriate technologies to creating conditions …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Installing and Testing Battery-Free Solar Refrigerators in Vietnam

This photo set contains pictures of the installation and initial testing of two True Energy BLF 100 DC Sure Chill® battery-free solar powered vaccine refrigerators in Vietnam. The refrigerators were installed in May 2011, one in Thanh Ba district, …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Integrating the Supply Chains of Vaccines and Other Health Commodities

This evidence brief examines the benefits, challenges, and rationale for integrating vaccine supply chains with the supply chains of other health commodities. It provides agencies, donors, decision-makers, and partners with a brief overview of …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Integration of Vaccine Supply Chains With Other Health Commodity Supply Chains: A Framework for Decision-Making

This document provides national immunization program managers, their technical support staff, policymakers in ministries of health, and global agencies involved in vaccine and health product supply chains with a better understanding of the benefits …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Investing in Stronger Vaccine Supply Chains: Reaching Children With Immunization, Saving Lives

This brochure describes how advances in vaccine supply chain systems can accelerate the delivery of lifesaving immunizations to people who need them. The document offers recommendations for global policymakers to support countries in building more …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Introduction: A 1-Day Training Program

This ten-session lesson plan maps a one-day vaccine introduction training program using existing PATH materials on the SA 14-14-2 Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine. Topics include facts about JE, administering the SA 14-14-2 JE vaccine, possible …

Author: PATH

Published: 2008

Landscape Analysis: Analysis of EVSM Indicators

The Effective Vaccine Stores Management (EVSM) assessment tool was created to help countries and agencies evaluate critical components of the country’s primary vaccine store. To date, 57 countries have completed the EVSM assessment. This …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2008

Landscape Analysis of Routine Immunization in Nigeria: Identifying Barriers and Prioritizing Interventions

This white paper provides an analysis of supply-side constraints and demand-side determinants of routine immunization coverage in Nigeria. It emphasizes that tackling the basic barriers to routine immunization in Nigeria—cold chain, transport, …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Published: 2012

Lessons Learned From an Operations Research Assessment of New Supply Chain Demonstrations in Four Countries: A Framework for Decision-Making: Albania, Senegal, Tunisia, and Vietnam

In 2012, project Optimize completed an assessment to explore the acceptability and feasibility of the innovative vaccine supply chain interventions the project had demonstrated in four collaborating countries. The goal was to learn about future …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

A Moving Warehouse Delivers Vaccines and Essential Health Supplies in Senegal

In March 2011, the government of Senegal began using a "moving warehouse" to transport vaccines and vaccine supplies from regional stores directly to district stores and health posts on a monthly basis in the Saint-Louis region. This photo set …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

A Moving Warehouse in Senegal

As part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit, this banner illustrates the concept of integrating vaccines with other health products in streamlined supply chains. It highlights Senegal’s “moving warehouse,” which was …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

New Decade of Vaccines

In December 2010, global health leaders committed to making the next 10 years the Decade of Vaccines - to ensure discovery, development, and delivery of lifesaving vaccines globally, especially to the poorest countries. This special series of …

Author: Horton R, ed.

Published: 2011

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