UNICEF began supplying antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) in 1997, to support pilot programmes aimed at preventing transmission of HIV from mothers to infants (PMTCT). Today, with more mothers giving birth to HIV-negative babies, efforts to extend the life of the infant's parents or primary caregivers have become an important focus of UNICEF’s work. Building on the expertise gained through PMTCT programmes, UNICEF uses its global supply network to procure and deliver HIV/AIDS-related medicines and diagnostics, including ARVs, to projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern & Central Europe, Latin American & the Caribbean. UNICEF currently procures antiretroviral medicines for 43 countries.
To benefit from UNICEF’s unique experience in the procurement of ARVs and other HIV/AIDS-related supplies, please register with us if you have not already done so, and send your requirements to Procurement Services, ensuring that you provide the following information:
UNICEF recommends and promotes the use of WHO pre-qualified ARVs and other pharmaceutical products. Further information can be found on the WHO Pre-Qualification Project website: http://mednet3.who.int/prequal/
UNICEF Supply Catalogue
The UNICEF Supply Catalogue contains specifications for some 2,000 commodities based on the long experience of UNICEF Supply Division.