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Supplies and Logistics

UNICEF Pharmaceutical Supplier Meeting 29-30 September 2016


UNICEF held a global consultation with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers on Thursday 29 September 2016 in Copenhagen.


UNICEF operates in more than 130 countries, where it works to help meet children's basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.  UNICEF works across sectors and across the life-cycle, focusing in particular on the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

Supply Division supports UNICEF national programmes, governments and partners at each stage of the supply chain to enable equitable access to quality, affordable, life-saving commodities for women, new-borns, children, and adolescents, particularly the most marginalised. UNICEF also works to strengthen the resilience of national supply chains for development and in preparation for emergency situations when supply needs may surge.

This consultation with industry provides information that prepares the pharmaceutical supplier market for future UNICEF procurements, presents a platform for suppliers to contribute to solutions that optimise product quality, offer value for money and support end-to-end supply chain. The forum also engages with suppliers to discuss progress for ongoing and planned procurements.    

The agenda and presentations can be found in the links below:


Claudia Vivas - UNICEF and the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development; Focus on Health

Jane Robertson - WHO-Essential Medicines; updates on Polices and Standards

David Muhia - Overview of UNICEF Procurement of Medicines

Perviz Dhanani - Reflections from Suppliers on global Public Procurement Strategies for Medicines

Dimitris Catsoulacos - Quality Assurance; GMP, GDP, APIs

Atieno Ojoo/Henrik Nielsen - Technical Requirements; Interagency Questionnaire, Dossier Submissions, Zone IVb, BE, Shelf Life

Milan Smid - WHO PQ update: Requirements to demonstrate quality and support to Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Karin Thomsen - Overview of Procurement of Essential Medicines

Joyce Bakka - Overview of ARVs and Antimalarials Procurement

Alok Sharma - Supplier Performance Management

Susanne Fraisse - Deliveries to UNICEF Warehouse: Recurring Challenges, New Requirements

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Please contact Charlotte Armand Nielsen (canielsen@unicef.org) for any further information




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