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Gavi Releases Immunisation Supply Chain Software Standards

The Gavi Secretariat has released a global  standards document for immunisation supply chain (iSC) information systems. 

A hallmark of effective supply chains is end-to-end (E2E) visibility of supply and demand data that are used to make decisions and take effective action. For immunisation programmes, a critical success factor is access to accurate, complete and timely data on vaccine utilisation and distribution, the performance and deployment of cold chain equipment (CCE), and the ...

Immunization Supply Chain Strengthening subsite

Dear all,

Did you know that there is a dedicated subsite on Immunization Supply Chain (iSC) strengthening on TechNet-21? In 2014, the Gavi Alliance partners developed the Gavi Immunization Supply Chains (iSC) Strategy around strengthening country immunization  supply chains, focusing on five fundamentals: Data for Management; System Design; Leadership; Cold Chain Equipment; and Continuous Improvement Plans. 

The iSC subsite houses information, tools, and resources that can hel...

Please participate in the Vaccine Innovation Prioritisation Strategy survey

Dear colleagues,

In 2017, WHO, PATH, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and Gavi launched the Vaccine Innovation Prioritisation Strategy (VIPS), with the aim to drive vaccine product innovation to better meet country needs and support Alliance goals on immunisation coverage and equity. Product innovation refers to completely new vaccine products or adaptations to existing products that provide measurable financial or programmatic benefits to low and middle income countries (L...

Gavi's INFUSE Call for Applications 2018

Dear Colleagues and partners

I hope you’re well and that 2018 has got off to a great start!   

I hope you don’t mind me reaching out to request your help is spreading the word about INFUSE within your networks.

Innovation for Uptake, Scale and Equity in Immunisation, or INFUSE for short, is an acceleration platform to identify proven solutions which, when scaled up, have the greatest potential to modernise global health and immunisation delivery. Each year, INFUSE call...

Invitation for best practices sharing: Cold Chain Equipment Decommissioning and Disposal

Dear TechNet community members, Warm greetings!

The cold chain situation in many countries is sub-optimal and affects the capacity of national immunization programs to deliver potent vaccines to all women and children.To help improve this situation, the Gavi Board approved the Cold Chain Equipment Platform Optimization Platform (CCEOP) in 2015 with the purpose to support the purchase of CCE. Since 2016, CCEOP WHO pre-reviews and GAVI Independent Review Committee (IRC) revealed countri...

Fake drugs

Here is a link to an interesting article that a colleague sent me:

Basically, it reports on a study of the (potential) extent of damage from fake, adulterated or expired vaccines.  My question is more specifically whether someone has studied similar effects of losses in ...

A quick reminder about sustained levels of estimated coverage…the number of children vaccinated is increasing!

Following the July 2017 release of the WHO and UNICEF estimates of national immunization coverage and the corresponding chorus of concerns about sustained (i.e., a more positive alternative to the term “stagnated” that is frequently used) levels of vaccination coverage since around 2010 that seems to follow, I thought it useful to remind readers that the number of children vaccinated is increasing! Unfortunately, the number of children vaccinated from one year to the next during the recent pe...

MENA Regional Workshop on Equity-Informed Microplanning


National and subnational participants from Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan and Syria gathered at the Dead Sea, Jordan from 25 to 27 September to participate in a MENA Regional Workshop on Equity-Informed Microplanning. The workshop was organized by UNICEF MENARO in close technical collaboration with GAVI, US CDC, JSI, WHO and EMPHNET. The objective of the workshop was to improve the capacity ...

Technical Assistance to Selected Countries to Improve Immunization Service Delivery for the Urban Poor

As requested, I am shareing the call for the Request for Proposal (RFP) from the interested service provider for Technical Assistance to Selected Countries to Improve Immunization Service Delivery for the Urban Poor.

The RFP can be assessed through GAVI RFP landing page at 

Application closes on August 14th.



Immunization Supply Chain Management Experts Pool

UNICEF supports countries in achieving their national immunization goals. The achievement of these goals depend on having strong Immunization Supply Chains Management (ISCM) systems in place that are routinely assessed and improved through the comprehensive Effective Vaccine Management Assessment. The objectives for ISCM are to achieve adequate supply for every immunization session without temperature damage and at the lowest possible cost per fully immunized child.

To achieve these o...

Gavi's INFUSE call for applications

Being selected as a 2016 Gavi INFUSE Pacesetter was a significant milestone for Nexleaf, and this designation has already helped us amplify our impact. We highly recommend submitting your technological innovation today!


Three new documents on vaccine pricing and trends available on the V3P website

At countries’ request, WHO has worked with UNICEF and PAHO to enhance transparency of vaccine prices, through the creation and maintenance of the Vaccine Product, Price and Procurement Initiative (V3P).

Thanks to the hard work of colleagues and partners, last year 51 countries have shared their vaccine price information with the V3P database. Together with the data shared by PAHO and UNICEF, the V3P database now provides visibility to prices accessible to 70% of the world. All the dat...

Searching for CSOs in East and Southern Asia

In order to strengthen and enlarge the Gavi CSO Constituency, the Gavi CSO Steering Committee would like to identify CSOs working in immunisation within the broader context of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Health Systems Strengthening and Community Systems Strengthening in the following countries:

· Cambodia

· East Timor

· Indonesia

· Laos

· Myanmar

· Papua New Guinea

· Sri Lanka

· Vietnam

If your organisation has ...

Continuing the Conversation: Improving Immunization Supply Chains to Close the Immunization Gap

A well-functioning supply chain often goes unnoticed. People rarely talk about fully stocked shelves at the store or on-time delivery of a package. It’s the interruptions to the supply chain that get noticed. As they say, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”. These days, immunization supply chains (iSC)—the network of staff, equipment, vehicles, and data needed to get vacc...

Health and Immunization Supply Chain Leadership Regional Conference

Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, co-organized a regional conference ‘Leadership for Healthcare and Vaccination Supply Chain’ in Côte d’Ivoire on 13 and 14 June. The goal was to educate developing countries about the importance of investing in order to modernize the supply chain for healthcare products and vaccines.Under the patronage of his Excellency Dr.Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Côte d’Ivoire’s Health and Public Hygiene Minister, the conference brought togeth...

Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform - Technology Guide

Dear friends, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is very pleased to present the Cold Chain Equipment ‘Technology Guide’, to support the appropriate selection of modern, efficient and reliable technologies. Download the guide here.

Identifying the most appropriate equipment choices for each health facility is key to help ensure more facilities have adequate cold chain capacity, and that more ...

The new People that Deliver Newsflash is online!

The new People that Deliver Newsflash is now available!

In this issue:
- Gavi People and Practices Working Group with PtD introduces: HR Country Support Package
- Supply Chain Management in the Dominican Republic
- Opportunities for Stronger Private and Public Sector collaborations

For the full Newsflash, please go to:

PCV introduction in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali had marginal impact on EPI and little to none on broader health systems.

These are the conclusions from the recent study in 4 Gavi countries (attached). Are you convinced by these findings?


Gavi seeks your views! Assessing country demand for private sectotr engagement

Dear TechNet members:

As a public-private partnership, Gavi believes the private sector can play a key role in advancing its mission to save children's lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunisation.

To helpus identify where and how the private sector can best support its mission in innovative ways that are sustainable and scalable, we would appreciate your time in answering a short survey that will provide us valuable information on how you believe ...

Last Opportunity to be heard - closing June 1 - Survey on Immunisation Supply Chain Dashboard Guidance

Dear colleagues: The Alliance Data for Management (D4M) working group is developing a guidance package on immunisation supply chain dashboards that includes a menu of primary supply chain performance indicators for countries to select from that meet their needs. The indicators and dashboards are intended for managers at multiple levels of the immunization supply chain and provide visualisation examples and suggested corrective actions for each indicator. This guidance will be endorsed by the ...

We need you! Survey on Immunisation Supply Chain Dashboard Guidance

Dear TechNet colleagues: As presented this morning, the Vaccine Alliance Data for Management (D4M) working group is developing a guidance package on immunisation supply chain dashboards that includes a menu of primary supply chain performance indicators for countries to select from that meet their needs. The indicators and dashboards are intended for managers at multiple levels of the immunization supply chain and provide visualisation examples and suggested corrective actions for each indica...

FIELD REPORT: Cameroon Zeroing in on Legislative and Financial Targets

Dear colleagues,

On 27 February, the Cameroon Inter-ministerial Committee, authorized by the Health Minister of Cameroon to facilitate the production of a joint HIV/immunization law and accompanying Special Appropriation Account, scheduled a study tour in Costa Rica to observe the country's law and EPI performance, and one to nearby Gabon to learn from their HIV fund. The planning session was well-attended, with representatives from parliament, ministries of Health and Financ...

Coming soon: 3ie grant for scoping study on innovative approaches to increasing immunisation coverage in GAVI-eligible countries

3ie will soon issue a call for a scoping study (including an online survey and evidence gap map) on innovative approaches to community engagement for increasing immunisation coverage in GAVI-eligible countries with low, declining or stagnant vaccination rates. This study will identify the priority areas and evaluation questions and will also inform the design of the request for proposals under 3ie’s Increasing immunisation thematic window funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To be ...

Civil Society sign-on letter to Chancellor Merkel ahead of Gavi Replenishment

Dear CSO colleagues and friends Attached please find a CSO sign-on letter drafted by the Gavi CSO Steering Committee and German CSO colleagues working on immunisation ahead of the Gavi Replenishment conference that will be hosted by the German government in Berlin on 27 January, 2015. The letter will be sent to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 10th and calls for Chancellor Merkel to play an active role in the lead-up to and during Gavi’s replenishment conference; the lette...

GAVI supply chain strategy fact sheet--priority initiatives

As many of you know, the supply chain strategy developed by WHO, UNICEF, Gates Foundation and GAVI was approved by the GAVI Board in June of this year, and we are beginning to work on implementation planning and communication. At this point, I know the community has more questions than we yet have answers, but I’d like to point you to our first short communication piece about our priority initiatives, which are focused on the three fundamentals of supply chains in countries—managers, plans, and ...

Sharing the GAVI Supply Chain Strategy People and Practice Evidence Review, March 2014

From People that Deliver Recognizing the importance of supply chains, the GAVI Alliance partners, GAVI Secretariat, WHO, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are currently designing a supply chain strategy to increase investment in supply chains, coordinate global activities on the issue, and ensure that more children receive the vaccines they need. The purpose of the attached review is to identify and document evidence to support six hypotheses proposed by the People and Practice ...

GAVI Alliance Supply Chain Strategy > Data for management strategy framework

This is the third post on data for management (D4M) in the context of the GAVI Alliance 2020 supply chain strategy. D4M refers to the collection, analysis and use of data to measure and improve immunization (supply chain) performance. At this point, we would like to request your help and collaboration to further refine the strategy. Key principles are that the strategy should: 1. Be holistic in its approach to data for management: investments in technology and systems will not yield the...

GAVI Alliance Supply Chain Strategy > Using data for better supply chain management

Last week the TechNet moderator introduced a new moderated discussion on GAVI’s immunization supply chain strategy Data for management. This week we continue the discussion. As GAVI partners continue to develop a strategy for strengthening immunization supply chains, one of the areas we are thinking about is how to improve the use of data in supply chains. One example would be to work to improve the visibility of vaccine stock quantities. That way, managers can see at any time how many vaccines...

GAVI Alliance Supply Chain Strategy > Supply Chain Performance

Dear TechNet members, This week, TechNet launches its first moderated discussion. The topic for debate over the following month is the ‘Data for Management’ priority working group of GAVI’s immunization supply chain strategy. Please do share your valuable thoughts and experiences with us on this interesting topic. (Want to learn more about moderated discussi...
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