Supply Annual Report 2009

The report provides detailed statistics on UNICEF's local and international procurement and other key results.


In 2009, UNICEF’s Supply Function continued to work in two overarching and complementary strategic areas – ensuring both the global availability and the local delivery of essential supplies for children. This involves shaping markets for life saving products such as vaccines, essential medicines and health commodities - aggregating needs and influencing industry - and implementing a range of supply chain models to get supplies to children as quickly and efficiently as possible. Underlying this is our commitment to continuous improvement in terms of work processes, problem solving, and collaboration with partners.

This report highlights Supply’s core activities and results during 2009, and provides an overview of our strategic focus areas. It also introduces our renewed focus on the need to innovate for children. Many opportunities exist for UNICEF to invest its credibility and influence in shaping and promoting innovative products, technologies and approaches - to bring the greatest benefit to children

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