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.

Therapeutic Milk - Market Supply and Outlook - March 2015

Cold Chain - Solar Direct Drive Refrigeration Systems: Product Profiles, Availability and Guidance- March 2015

Ebola Virus Disease: Personal Protective Equipment UNICEF Specifications - March 2015

Yellow Fever Vaccine - March 2015

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Technical and Supply Information Note - January 2015

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)December 2014

Safe Injection Supplies - December 2014

Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) - December 2014

Ebola Virus Disease: Personal Protective Equipment and Other Ebola-Related Supply Update - December 2014

Pneumonia diagnostic aid devices - November 2014

Multiple Micronutrient Powder (MNP) - October 2014

Ebola Virus Disease: Waste Management Guidance - September 2014

Oral polio vaccine (OPV) - September 2014

Emergency temporary structures - August 2014

Resuscitation Devices - August 2014

Rotavirus (RV) - July 2014

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) - July 2014

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

Long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) - May 2014

Measles-containing vaccines (MCVs) - May 2014

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP) - September 2013

Amoxicillin dispersible tablets - July 2013




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