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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

Cold Chain Technologies

This fact sheet describes PATH's work on cold chain technologies. PATH is working with manufacturers and country collaborators to advance passive cold chain equipment and refrigerators that keep vaccines cold without freezing, as well as solar …

Author: PATH

Published: 2013

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

Combating Antivaccination Rumors: Lessons Learned From Case Studies in East Africa

This 68-page manual examines the origin and impact of rumors on immunization programmes in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania and provides practical advice about dealing with rumors.

Author: UNICEF

Published: 2001

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed - Progress Report 2012

"A Promised Renewed" is a wide-ranging and ambitious initiative that seeks to unite a number of partners around the goal of ending preventable child deaths. This first annual progress report on child survival aims to stimulate public dialogue and …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Published: 2012

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed—Progress Report 2013

The annual number of deaths of children under five years of age fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. But much faster progress is needed to reduce preventable diseases that cause child mortality. This report follows the 2012 …

Author: United Nations Children’s Fund

Published: 2013

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

Communication for Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization: Checklists and Easy Reference Guides

These checklists and guides cover communication and mobilization aspects of routine immunization and disease surveillance, in addition to supplemental immunization for polio eradication.

Author: World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the US Agency for International Development

Published: 2002

Communication Handbook for Polio Eradication and Routine EPI

This comprehensive reference tool is intended to help program officers learn about, design, and implement effective research-driven communication programs.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2001

The Communication Initiative Network

This site contains links to select programs, data, and materials, from various development organizations focused on immunization initiatives, including avian influenza and polio.

Author: The Communication Initiative Network

The Complex Journey of a Vaccine

This infographic provides a visual description of the complicated route that vaccines follow for manufacturing, formulation, packaging, and distribution, including where quality control testing is completed at each step in the process.

Author: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Published: 2014

Comprehensive Family Immunization (IM)

This web page on the Pan American Health Organization's website provides information about the IM initiative. The mission of this initiative is to promote and coordinate technical cooperation and partnerships with the private and public sectors and …

Author: Pan American Health Organization

Computerizing Logistics Management Information Systems: A Program Manager’s Guide

As in-country public health logistics systems become more integrated and sophisticated, many countries are looking to automate their logistics management information systems (LMIS) in order to improve the quantity, quality, and timeliness of …

Author: US Agency for International Development's DELIVER PROJECT

Published: 2012

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. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries …

Author: Schechter R, Grether J

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 2013

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

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

Published: 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

Published: 1999

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

Published: 2012

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

Published: 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

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

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