Guidance

Immunization supply chain and logistics - A neglected but essential system for national immunization programmes

In this Call-to-Action, the WHO Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC) advocates greater action by both national programmes and the global immunization community to strengthen Immunization Supply Chain and Logistics. This Call-to-Action was approved by IPAC in October 2013 and endorsed by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization in April 2013. In response to a rapidly changing and increasingly complex vaccination landscape where existing Immunization Supply Chain and Logistics (ISCL) systems are not keeping pace, the IPAC calls on national immunization programmes to measure, monitor and invest in their ISCL systems, and to plan and implement improvements. In addition, the IPAC calls on the global community of partners to increase awareness and investment, to harmonize ISCL silos, to address ISCL when formulating immunization recommendations, and to identify and resolve knowledge gaps. The short Call-to-Action document provides some background evidence and proposes specific strategies.

Languages

  • English
  • French

Publication year

2014

Publisher

WHO

Type

Guidance

Categories

  • Supply chain & logistics

Topic references

EPI-CORE-SCL

TitleAuthorYearTypeLanguage
Achieving immunization targets with the comprehensive effective vaccine management (EVM) frameworkUNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO)2016GuidanceEnglish
Cold room temperature mapping studiesWorld Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceEnglish
EVM assessment tools and user guidesWorld Health Organization (WHO)2019RepositoryEnglish
EVM Global Data AnalysisWorld Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceEnglish
EVM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO)GuidanceEnglish, French
How to Develop a Continuous Improvement Plan (cIP)UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceArabic, English, French
Immunization supply chain and logistics - A neglected but essential system for national immunization programmesWorld Health Organization (WHO)2014GuidanceEnglish, French
Off-label use of vaccinesPieter Neels et al.2017Journal articleEnglish
Perception of health workers on the use of 30-day temperature recordersWorld Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceEnglish
Perception of health workers on the use of remote temperature monitoring systemsWorld Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceEnglish
Solar direct-drive vaccine refrigerators and freezers2017GuidanceEnglish
System design approach to improve the immunization supply chainWorld Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceEnglish
Temperature monitoring study: a fully documented process to detect weaknesses in the supply chainWorld Health Organization (WHO)2018GuidanceEnglish
Vaccine Management HandbookUNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO)2015GuidanceFrench
WHO guidance note: Vaccine diluents, revision 2015World Health Organization (WHO)2015GuidanceEnglish, French
WHO policy on the use of opened multi-dose vaccine vials (2014 Revision)World Health Organization (WHO)2014GuidanceFrench

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