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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.

Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) – September 2017

Zika Virus Diagnostics - May 2017

Pentavalent Vaccine - May 2017

Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) – May 2017

Diphtheria Antitoxin (DAT) Serum – February 2017

Vitamin A – February 2017

Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) – February 2017

Rotavirus Vaccine (RV) – October 2016

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTP) Vaccines – October 2016

Multiple Micronutrient Powder (MNP) - September 2016

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) - September 2016

Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) - August 2016

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) - August 2016

Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) - June 2016

Yellow Fever Vaccine (YFV) - May 2016

Safe Injection Equipment (SIE) - April 2016

School Furniture - March 2016

Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and Zinc - February 2016

Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) - January 2016

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccine  - December 2015

Meningitis Meningococcal Vaccines - November 2015

Adult Tetanus Toxoid (TT) and Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) Vaccines - November 2015

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Vaccine - July 2015

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - July 2015

Measles-Containing Vaccines (MCVs) - July 2015

Therapeutic Milk - March 2015

Cold Chain - Solar Direct Drive Refrigeration Systems (SDD) - March 2015

Pneumonia Diagnostic Aid Devices - November 2014

Emergency Temporary Structures - August 2014

Resuscitation Devices - August 2014

Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablets (DT) - July 2013




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