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Topic: Supply chain and logistics systems

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Other Duties as Required: Efficient Use of Human Resources

This policy paper focuses on the role of human resources and the specific challenges facing individuals within the health system to adequately address the needs of vaccine supply chains, particularly in low-resource communities. It also presents …

Author: VillageReach

Publication date: 2014

Outsourcing the Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics System to the Private Sector: The Western Cape Experience in South Africa

More and more countries are engaging the private sector in vaccine supply chain and logistic functions. As a part of this review, a case study was conducted in the Western Cape of South Africa whereby the Biovac Institute (a third-party, …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Publication date: 2011

Outsourcing Transport to Improve Health at the Last Mile: A Case Study

This report presents a case study in Mozambique on a program to test a new model of transporting vaccines and other essential medicines through outsourcing. It includes findings from a six-month assessment and presents the potential benefits of …

Author: VillageReach

Publication date: 2016

Outsourcing Vaccine Supply Chain and Logistics to the Private Sector

This evidence brief provides supply chain managers in low- and middle-income countries with an overview of the potential benefits of outsourcing components of their vaccine logistics systems to the private sector. It also provides practical …

Author: World Health Organization, PATH

Publication date: 2012

Point-of-Service Data to Drive Vaccine Supply Chains

This fact sheet outlines the different approaches that Project Optimize is testing to demonstrate that a consumption‐based system that uses service-delivery-level data can have a beneficial impact on inventory management, stock levels, and vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Pragmatic Management of Programmatic Vaccination Errors—Lessons Learnt from Incidents in London

Correct storage, handling, and administration of vaccines are vital components of a successful immunization program. However, with the large number of different healthcare professionals now involved in delivering vaccine programs on a daily …

Author: Craig L, Elliman D, Heathcock R, Turbitt D, Walsh B, Crowcroft N

Publication date: 2010

Project Optimize's Flickr Photostream

Using new technologies and scientific advances, project Optimize intends to help transform the vaccine supply chain, enabling it to meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines. This project Optimize flickr photostream …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Protocol for Evaluating Freezing in the Vaccine Cold Chain

This protocol is designed to document the level of freezing in the cold chain and identify specific problem areas where corrective actions are warranted. It can be tailored to an individual program’s resources: a simple, low-cost study can be done …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2003

Reducing the Need for Parallel Supply Chains

Project Optimize aims to provide national immunization programs with recommendations to build integrated health supply systems, including strategic linkages with the parastatal and private sector. This fact sheet describes the benefits of and …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

A Review of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project

This report details the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Vaccine Management Business Improvement Project, which was an end-to-end reengineering of the US public-sector vaccine supply chain—from vaccine budgeting through …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2010

The Right Shot: Extending the Reach of Affordable and Adapted Vaccines

Lack of information on both the price and the different product characteristics of vaccines limits countries’ ability to operate affordable and effective immunization programs. This report aims to remedy some of the existing knowledge gaps by …

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières

Publication date: 2012

Roadmap for Implementing the Addis Declaration on Immunization: Advocacy, Action, and Accountability

In January 2017, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI), a historic pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa receives the full benefits of Immunization. This report provides a roadmap for countries in …

Author: African Member States, World Health Organization, African Union Commission

Publication date: 2017

SAGE Assessment Reports

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 web page provides links to the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts …

Author: World Health Organization

Senegal: Integrating and Streamlining Health Supply Chains

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Senegalese Ministry of Health to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to increase efficiency and improve performance, preparing the country for the …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

SnapShots Archive

SnapShots was an electronic publication of the IMMUNIZATIONbasics project (which ran from 2004 to 2009) and was designed to provide busy public health professionals with references and periodic updates from the immunization world. Although the …

Author: IMMUNIZATIONbasics

Solar Direct Drive: A Better Choice for Last-Mile Cooling

For health facilities lacking reliable access to electricity, solar direct-drive refrigerators are the most cost-effective option currently available when comparing similarly sized units. This handout provides information about using solar …

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Publication date: 2013

Solar Direct-Drive: A Better Option for Last-Mile Cooling

For health facilities lacking reliable access to electricity, solar direct-drive refrigerators are the most cost-effective option currently available for vaccine storage when comparing similarly sized units. This banner provides information about …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Some Vaccine Costs Are Hidden Below the Surface

This banner serves as the backdrop for a vaccine presentation game in the project Optimize traveling exhibit—an exhibit featuring supply chain innovations being developed and tested in different countries around the world. The banner …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Stabilization of Vaccines: Lessons Learned

This editorial, published in Human Vaccines, explores the key logistical, regulatory, procurement, and policy issues associated with the development and use of temperature-stabilized vaccines. The authors reflect on nearly 8 years of work to …

Author: Kristensen D, Chen D

Publication date: 2010

Strategies for the "Decade of Vaccines"

This issue of Health Affairs covers a variety of strategies for the "Decade of Vaccines." The articles included in the issue cover topics such as the business and economic benefits of vaccines, the moral case for vaccination, the importance of equal …

Author: Dentzer S, ed.

Publication date: 2011

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