Strengthening the immunization supply chain

GAVI | 17 May 2016 | 0 comments

Programme Area: Immunization
Supply Chain Segment: All

Developed by WHO, UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, the immunization supply chain strategy provides an end-to-end perspective of the supply chain. It focuses particularly on the country level, from the arrival of vaccine doses at the port of entry or the national storage facility to immunization sessions at the health clinic.

Every year, Gavi buys vaccines for more than US$ 1 billion. In 2015 alone, this catalysed more than US$ 130 million in additional co-financed vaccines paid for by developing countries themselves. Supply chain improvements are critical to ensuring that all these vaccines stay safe and effective, and that they reach the children who need them.

Stronger supply chains do not only help to reduce under-five mortality and improve overall health in countries; they also contribute to the Vaccine Alliance’s goal to increase immunization coverage and make it more equitable.

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