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Supplies and Logistics

Yellow fever supplies

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Yellow Fever Vaccines

On 19 May 2016, WHO’s Emergency Committee issued a statement confirming that the urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Nevertheless, the Committee observed that  the outbreaks were a serious public health event warranting  intensified national action and enhanced international support.  Links to current information on Yellow Fever vaccine (YFV) supply are available below:

Latest situation report (WHO site)

Joint WHO-UNICEF letter to Regional Directors on Yellow Fever outbreak response - June 2016

Q&A: information on the constrained YFV market - May 2016

YFV market updates 

YFV pricing data - April 2014

Yellow Fever Diagnostics

Timely, reliable identification and confirmation of Yellow Fever YF allows more rapid containment of outbreaks and better prioritization of preventive vaccination efforts in the context of the finite YF vaccine supply. Commercial test kits for YF screening are available, however these 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 WHO are joining forces to improve availability of quality-assured, effective and efficient diagnostics for yellow fever. 

Yellow Fever Diagnostics Industry Consultations: November 2019.



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