Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of UNICEF’s large supply chain network requires working with, and strengthening our interactions with a wide range of partners we collaborate with every day. Almost everything we do is done in collaboration with a network of partners, driven by the needs of children.


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Collaboration on supporting accelerated availability and affordable prices of vaccines through push mechanisms and advocacy with manufacturers.  



CCM Taskforce
A key partnership in which we participate in a working group that focusses on building capacity and strengthening supply chain management for community case management.



COLUMBIA|SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs)
A collaboration to help UNICEF take advantage of mobile technology in all aspects of its work around the world.



The European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) is a long-standing (over 22 years) UNICEF partner in humanitarian response. ECHO is one of UNICEF's most important donors, and UNICEF represents one of ECHO's top three partners in terms of funding - and is UNICEF key partner in terms of nutrition.



Fritz Institute
Provides courses in humanitarian and medical logistics, crucial for our professional development in logistics and supply chain management.



The partnership with Frog Design supports innovation around mobile phone technology.



GAVI Alliance
UNICEF is a board member of this alliance of public and private sector partners supporting the introduction and expanded use of new and under-used vaccines in eligible countries. We collaborate on initiatives to ensure affordable vaccines in sufficient supply, and from a diverse supply base, to meet the needs of developing countries.



IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
Collaboration on procurement and logistics during emergencies.



People that Deliver
UNICEF is a board member of this initiative that aims to build global and national capacity to advance workforce excellence and professionalize health supply chain management.



A global network of immunization professionals committed to strengthening immunization services by sharing experiences, coordinating activities, and helping to formulate optimal policies.



The Global Fund
Working with GFATM principle recipients with procurement and supply chain management support, including procurement services and grant proposal development.



The World Bank
Engagement on innovative financing mechanisms and support to WB grantees in the procurement and monitoring of health supplies.



Every Woman Every Child
Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010, Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents around the world. 



Collaboration through the Inter-Agency Task Team and technical groups focusing on paediatric antiretrovirals (ARVs) and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT). Further collaboration on product selection and guidelines and on a coordinated procurement planning project, establishing systems to avoid stock-outs.


At the global level, UNICEF support UNDP as principal recipient for GFATM grants on procurement of essential health supplies, and in providing quality health products through strengthening planning, implementation and monitoring of the supply chain.




Strategic partnership in all aspects of the supply chain for maternal and newborn health programmes, including as co-chairs of the UN commission on life saving commodities.



Collaboration to help countries implement the scale-up of PMTCT and paediatric HIV treatment, Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) for the control of malaria, and provision of LLINs.



Provides cash and in-kind expertise in warehousing, inventory and supply chain management as well as no cost transportation emergencies such as Haiti.



A strategic partner on normative clinical, safety, efficacy and quality in the areas of essential medicines, immunization, HIV, malaria, and other medical diagnostic products. Technical collaboration on specifications for vaccines, injection safety, cold chain and waste management devices, cold chain logistics, effective vaccine management and innovation.


World Food Programme
Work with WFP and partners in the Logistics Cluster to effectively provide humanitarian response which includes collaborative work on logistics, transport, warehousing and training.