A strategic focus on essential supplies
UNICEF focuses on commodities that are essential in driving down child mortality. Some of these commodities are easily available and affordable, but the availability of others is limited or in some cases, non-existent in the quality and price required to save lives. UNICEF places a strategic focus on these supplies to shape healthy markets.
UNICEF’s market influencing activities aim to achieve affordability, a diverse supplier base, a competitive market landscape, and quality products in the right formulations for children.
Influencing markets requires an understanding of market forces, accurate forecasting and analysis, transparency, engagement with industry and a drive for the best possible outcome for children.
Essential commodities with a strategic focus.
|Ready -to- Use Therapeutic Food||Treatment of severe malnutrition|
|Zinc||Helps protect against severe malnutrition and diarrhoea|
|Vitamin A||Treatment/prevention of Vitamin A deficiency|
|Tetanus Toxoid vaccine||Protects against tetanus|
|Hib vaccine||Protects against haemophilus influenzae B - a cause of meningi-tis and pneumonia|
|Antiretrovirals||Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS|
|Co-trimoxazole||Treats bacterial infections and for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDs|
|Diagnostic kits||Quick diagnoses of malaria, HIV/AIDS, etc.|
|Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets||Barrier against malaria|
|Oral Rehydration Salts||Treatment of diarrhoea and dehydration|
|Antimalarials||Prevention of malaria|
|Measles vaccine||Protects against measles|
|Pneumococcal vaccine||Prevents streptococcal pneumoniae - reduces septicaemia and meningitis|
|Safe injection devices||Reduce transfer of blood-borne diseases|
|Midwifery Kit||Helps ensure safe child delivery|
|Water purification tablets||Kill micro-organisms in water that cause disease|
|Hand Pumps||Provide safe source of ground water for human consumption|