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Supplies and Logistics

Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food Price Data

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UNICEF has a significant role in the procurement of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children.  In recognition of this and in an attempt to be fully transparent UNICEF is making available a retrospective of RUTF prices for our international and local procurement of the product.

This overview has been prepared following consultations with international RUTF suppliers to UNICEF on making pricing information more transparent. The RUTF prices obtained by UNICEF are based on the UNICEF mandate, UNICEF aggregated quantities, commercial terms, reliability of forecasts, timelines of payment, and a long-standing relationship with the industry.

Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) price data

UNICEF encourages further expansion of RUTF supplier base. The priority is to identify manufacturers in countries where RUTF is used (current demand is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa). Our strategic objective is to source 50 per cent of RUTF in programmatic countries by 2016. UNICEF procured 38 per cent of RUTF from manufacturers operating in programmatic countries in 2015.

For more information on demand evolution, click here.

For more information on the UNICEF Supply Commitment to Transparency, click here.



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