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Topic: Supply chain and logistics systems

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2014 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization

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. This report provides a review of the progress on implementation of the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2014

2015 Assessment Report of the Global Vaccine Action Plan: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization

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. This report provides a review of the progress on implementation of the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2015

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 2012

Advocacy for Stronger Immunization Supply Chains

This fact sheet explains why immunization supply chains and logistics are important, and describes PATH’s advocacy strategy to raise the political will for stronger supply chains.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 2011

The Benefits of Redesigning Benin’s Vaccine Supply Chain

New vaccine introductions have put strains on vaccine supply chains around the world. This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a project with the Republic of Benin’s Ministry of Health that explored ways to improve their vaccine supply …

Author: Brown ST, Schreiber B, Cakouros BE, et al.

Publication date: 2014

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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. First, …

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 2011

Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain

Change leadership and effective management are critical ingredients for modernizing immunization supply chains to withstand current and future pressures and ensure all children have access to vaccines. This policy paper explores the necessary …

Author: VillageReach, People that Deliver

Publication date: 2016

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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.

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 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

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