Supplies and Logistics

Influencing markets

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.

Product Profiles and Updates: Documents provided below highlight key current market trends in supply, demand, shortages, surplus and availability of key products and raise key areas of concern and issues that are being addressed.

Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) - May 2014

Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) - May 2014

Long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) - May2014

Measles-containing vaccines (MCVs) - May 2014

Oral polio vaccine (OPV) - February 2014

Multiple Micronutrient Powder (MNP) - December 2013

Yellow Fever Vaccine - November 2013

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - October 2013

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP) - September 2013

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) - September 2013

Rotavirus (RV) - August 2013

Pneumonia diagnostic aid devices - July 2013

Amoxicillin dispersible tablets - July 2013




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