Supply chain and logistics

Supply chain and logistics

All topics related to immunization supply chain and logistics, including vaccine forecasting and supply planning, distribution systems, vaccine management, vaccine wastage, and waste management.

25/04/2018

Many of the world’s vaccine supply chains are broken and aren’t getting life-saving and life improving vaccines to adults and children who need them, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Vaccine supply chains are complex systems of storage locations, equipment, vehicles and personnel that get vaccines from the Central Store…

24/04/2018

Later this month, the global health community will celebrate World Immunization Week, a chance to acknowledge our progress and spread awareness about the collective action needed to ensure that everyone is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Achieving full immunization coverage will require better insight into which children are missing out on lifesaving…

05/03/2018

Although supplies of the hepatitis B vaccine have improved in the past year, a backlog vaccinations which had to be deferred continue to cause problems and disrupt the healthcare system. Ordering restrictions will remain in place in order to prioritise vaccinations for those at greater risk. The mass supply of the hepatitis…

26/02/2018

No matter how you measure it, the American pharmaceutical industry is gigantic: the $446B Americans spent on medicines in 2016 represented 45% of the global market; while Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Switzerland are major players, the United States’ pharmaceutical R&D spend in 2014, $89B, comprised 62% of global…

22/02/2018

Unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, have become a hot topic in public health for their potential in delivering life-saving medicines, blood, or vaccines to people in remote areas. But much of the conversation is dominated by suppliers aiming to acquire market share for their latest products and services,…

21/02/2018

For an NHS hospital in Britain, it is a routine if traumatic event that staff are equipped to deal with day in, day out. But for a young woman in Rwanda, a sudden bleed after going into labour could easily have proved fatal. There was no blood of the right…

30/01/2018

A web based Vaccine Logistics Management Information System (vLMIS) first launched in January 2014 in 54 districts of Pakistan, has been scaled-up to 116 districts across the country to provide the tools needed to monitor vaccine storage, planning and distribution flows, and improve accountability. Provincial and regional Expanded Programme on…

18/01/2018

What is it? Blockchain is a digital ledger that provides a secure way of making and recording transactions, agreements and contracts – anything that needs to be recorded and verified as having taken place. However, uniquely, rather than being kept in one place like the more traditional ledger book, the…
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