wVSSM is an open-source web application for managing vaccine stock and related supplies. It was developed in Iran with support from WHO and Project Optimize. In November 2011, wVSSM was deployed by the Tunisian Ministry of Health in the national...
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination has been part of the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) in Tunisia since 1995. The aim of this study was to evaluate, for the first time, the impact of mass vaccination in Tunisia 17 years after this...
This project Optimize evidence brief discusses the rationale for introducing net-zero energy systems into vaccine supply chains and describes the experiences and lessons learned in a demonstration project in Tunisia. Opportunities and challenges are...
This paper describes an approach piloted in the Kasserine region of Tunisia to increase the energy efficiency of the distribution of vaccines and temperature sensitive drugs. The objectives of an approach, known as the ‘net zero energy’ (NZE)...
Accidental freezing of vaccines is a growing threat and a real risk for national immunization programs when the potency of many vaccines can be compromised if these are exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the cold chain. In Tunisia, this issue is...
This report highlights the achievements made in expanding access to vaccines in Africa and discusses some of the remaining challenges to achieving universal access to vaccines. The timing of this report coincides with the halfway point of the...
- Category: Global initiatives
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This report, prepared by the Secretariat for the Decade of Vaccines Global Vaccine Action Plan, serves as the basis for the independent review. As was the case in 2013 and 2014, this report reviews progress against each of the indicators in the...
- Category: Service delivery
- Country: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Yemen, Uruguay, Uganda, Tunisia, Timor Leste, Tajikistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Korea South, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Nigeria, Niger, Nicaragua, Myanmar, Mongolia, Mali, Libya, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Iraq, Iran Islamic Republic Of, Indonesia, India, Haiti, Guinea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Cote D Ivoire, Colombia, Chile, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Benin, Bangladesh, Algeria, Afghanistan
As countries prepare to introduce IPV, there is an opportunity to leverage lessons learned from countries that have already introduced the vaccine. The purpose of this document is to give an in-depth overview of IPV introduction in three countries:...
Thirty countries have now introduced IPV vaccine as part of objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan. In August, the second of the polio endemic countries, Pakistan, introduced
The 'Moving Warehouse' (MW) system of vaccine distribution issues vaccine as needed from a mobile stock to a series of stores situated on a pre-planned delivery circuit. MW has proved to be the best o
Icelined refrigerators have become a dominant standard worldwide for the safe storage of vaccine in areas of unreliable electricity supplies. In the 35 years since the start of the Product Information
[b]Member States Delegates discuss progress towards global immunization goals at the World Health Assembly, May 2014[/b] [b]Fifty-four speakers including 50 representatives from Member States, o
by Jan Grevendonk, WHO Project Optimize has worked closely with national immunization programs throughout the world to demonstrate innovative solutions to supply chain challen
[i]by Dan Brigden, WHO[/i] Over the last five years, project Optimize has worked closely with national immunization programs to explore innovative solutions to supply chain challenges. Each project
[i]by Michel Zaffran, WHO[/i] In December 2007, a team of talented individuals from PATH and the World Health Organization (WHO) came together to form project Optimize, a five-year collaboration to
The TechNet21 consultation was held in Dakar, Senegal from 5-7 February 2013. Around 200 delegates attended the conference, where presentations were made on a wide range of subjects. We bring you the
by Kamel Senouci and Lara Gautier, AMP Many national immunization programs rely on the professional advice of national immunization technical advisory groups (NITAGs) to help them make critical dec