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Topic: Supply chain and logistics systems

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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

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

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

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

Publication date: 2011

An Economic Evaluation of the Controlled Temperature Chain Approach for Vaccine Logistics: Evidence From a Study Conducted During a Meningitis A Vaccine Campaign in Togo

This article, published in The Pan African Medical Journal, reports the results of a costing study conducted in Togo’s Central Region during a 2014 MenAfriVac® vaccine introduction campaign. The study evaluated the economic benefits of using an …

Author: Mvundura M, Lydon P, Gueye A, et al.

Publication date: 2017

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

The Evidence Base for Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines (PCVs): Data for Decision-Making Around PCV Use in Childhood

This report provides the latest information on pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) and their use in routine immunization programs around the world. It includes key background on the burden of pneumococcal disease in children and the impact of PCVs …

Author: International Vaccine Access Center

Publication date: 2017

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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.

Publication date: 2011

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 Routine Immunization Strategies and Practices (GRISP)

This document, designed to accompany the Global Vaccine Action Plan, outlines specific strategies and activities required to ensure that routine immunization is accessible to all. It describes nine transformative investments to achieve better …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2016

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. The GVAP …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 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

Publication date: 2005

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