Tag: supply chain

Business unusual: the changing world of immunization supply chains

Emma Stewart, Policy & Advocacy Officer at PATH, and Heidi Lasher is an independent consultant working with PATH. Once considered a niche technical area, immunization supply chains – the network of staff, equipment, vehicles, and data needed to get vaccines safely from manufacturer to clinic – haven’t always been recognized for the important role they play in reaching ambitious health...

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Vaccines Work When Supply Chains Do

At the same time that we build vital demand for families to vaccinate their children, we must also ensure that adequate supply is available for the families when they come. Vaccine availability depends on a multitude of factors, but a critical component is the supply chain and logistics systems that ensure vaccines (and related supplies) arrive safely when and where they are...

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@Vaccines Supply Chain in Nigeria

This week, @Vaccines is curated by Umeh Chukwunonso, a public health expert from Nigeria, who is passionate about improving lives and preventing disease through effective use of vaccines. Chukwunonso has played a key role in training community health workers in Nigeria during the roll-out of several vaccines, including the five-in-one (2012), pneumococcal (2014) and inactivated polio vaccines...

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STEP-ping up to share skills and save lives

Emily Loud, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “There is a lot to manage to make sure children are vaccinated in Kenya. With hard to reach areas, inadequate transport and high turnover of workers, I used to wonder how we were going to keep everything going.” In her work as a community nurse, Lucy Wanjiku saw the damage done by preventable diseases, and wanted to do something about...

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Getting @Vaccines where they need to go

Getting vaccines where they need to go, on time and intact, is no simple feat. This is particularly true in the developing world where vaccines face many obstacles such as poorly planned delivery routes, archaic data collecting methods that still rely on pen and paper, a lack of well-trained support staff to manage the supply chain, poor transport and logistics systems, and insufficient cold chain oversight, to name a...

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