Explore information on emergency supplies, including UNICEF supply list (ESL) and health emergency preparedness initiative (HEPI).
The Emergency Supply List (ESL) can be used by UNICEF country offices, partners, governments and other UN agencies to identify UNICEF supplies in case of an emergency.
Health emergency preparedness initiative (HEPI) supply notes contain the lists of supplies that UNICEF has available for the prevention, detection, and clinical management of nine infectious diseases in the context of an emergency outbreak response or emergency preparedness.
The supply notes primarily target UNICEF country offices, governments, and partners. They provide disease specific background, lists of supplies broken down per key intervention area, accompanied by some additional useful considerations essential to accompany the lists, as well as critical information on “How to” access supplies.
Health emergency preparedness initiative (HEPI) supply notes
Yellow fever diagnostics
Timely, reliable identification and confirmation of yellow fever allows more rapid containment of outbreaks and better prioritization of preventive vaccination efforts in the context of the finite yellow vaccine supply. The available commercial test kits for yellow fever screening are lacking validation of their accuracy by stringent regulatory authorities and hence not used to confirm yellow fever cases to inform decisions about launching reactive vaccination campaigns. To address the issue, UNICEF, Gavi Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces to improve availability of quality-assured, effective and efficient diagnostics for yellow fever.
Gavi requested UNICEF to collaborate for procurement and distribution of yellow fever diagnostics and appointed it as a procurement agency to support Gavi’s work on creation and operation of a mechanism for procurement and distribution of yellow fever diagnostics.
Countries that secured Gavi approvals for funding support to their yellow fever diagnostic capacity may request UNICEF to schedule yellow fever supplies shipments to the nominated laboratories following the process steps described in the guide Arranging Gavi-funded Yellow Fever Supply Shipments to Laboratories.
A request form must be completed by requestors for each new procurement. Please write to the Yellow Fever Diagnostics Team on email@example.com for a copy, submission and questions about the form.