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Focus Area: Vaccine procurement methods, policies and procedures

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Practitioner Perspectives: Tbilisi Vaccine Procurement Workshop Interview Series – Dilorom Tursunova (1 of 4)

During our regional vaccine procurement workshop, which took place in Tbilisi, Georgia in April 2019, we sat down with a few participants to hear about their experiences related to topics ranging from vaccine forecasting, vaccine budgeting, and vaccine regulatory issues. This interview (first in a series of 4) is with Dilorom Tursunova, Deputy Chief of the … Continued

Vaccine Procurement in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Challenges and Ways of Improving Program Efficiency and Fiscal Space

Abstract Improving vaccine procurement performance has been a priority concern of national health authorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for years particularly in terms of its role in accessing new vaccines and assuring a steady supply of quality vaccines at affordable prices. This article reviews the vaccine procurement mechanisms in the … Continued

Aggregating Demand for Pharmaceuticals is Appealing, but Pooling Is Not a Panacea

As low- and middle-income countries reduce their reliance on donor aid, they are increasingly obliged to assume some degree of financial responsibility for donor projects. This challenge will be particularly complex in the procurement of health commodities. In recent decades, recipient countries have benefited from donor-aggregated demand and pooling mechanisms, negotiated prices, purchasing, and delivery … Continued

LNCT-VPPN 2019 Regional Vaccine Procurement Workshop Tbilisi Resources

The Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and the UNICEF Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) co-hosted its first regional procurement workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. LNCT members Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan joined fellow VPPN members North Macedonia and Serbia for three days of focused exchange around vaccine registration and regulatory issues, forecasting and budgeting, … Continued

Takeaways From the First LNCT-VPPN Joint Regional Workshop on Vaccine Procurement: Tbilisi, Georgia (April 10-12, 2019)

Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Uzbekistan

Authors: Miloud Kaddar, Grace Chee, and Leah Ewald Last week, the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) and the UNICEF Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) co-hosted its first regional procurement workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia. LNCT members Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan joined fellow VPPN members North Macedonia and Serbia for three days of focused exchange … Continued

CHAI Shares High Level Review of Findings from New Procurement Assessment Framework

CHAI recently developed a review framework to help EPI programs better understand the disruptions and challenges pertaining to procurement that might result from Gavi transition and identify a way forward without compromising vaccine coverage. In close collaboration with EPI teams and partners, CHAI assessed current procurement processes and identified challenges along the following 4 dimensions … Continued

UNICEF Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network

The Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN), hosted by UNICEF Supply Division, is a network of senior-level practitioners and technical experts from middle-income countries, UNICEF, and partner organizations who exchange knowledge and learn from each other’s experiences online and at face-to-face events. Members of the VPPN gain access to webinars, an online discussion forum, a resource library, … Continued

Gavi: Supply and Procurement – Strategy Documents

Documents related to Gavi’s supply and procurement strategy, which aims to ensure sufficient and uninterrupted supply of high-quality vaccines, promote low and sustainable costs for developing countries, and foster an environment for innovation. Documents include public summaries of the supply, procurement roadmaps for various vaccines, and demand forecasts.

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