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Rotavirus vaccine (RV) price data
Rotavirus vaccine protects young children against the rotavirus infections, which are a leading cause of severe diarrhea. The table shows the awarded Vaccines pricing data price per dose (in US$) per product per supplier per calendar year, based on a multi year supply agreement.
Reference notes for new COVID-19 diagnostics
A COVID-19 coronavirus test kit, during a press conference at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei on April 8, 2020. New molecular tests for COVID-19 diagnosis have been added to UNICEF diagnostics portfolio and are now available for UNICEF programme countries and procurement services partners in addition to automated real-time PCR…
Traceability and Verification System (TRVST)
Counterfeit and falsified medicines are estimated to cause the death of 169,000 children under 5 every year. This shocking situation is driven by a US$30 billion per year counterfeit and falsified medicines industry in low- and middle-income countries. In response, UNICEF and partners have developed the Traceability and Verification System (TRVST…, Risk of additional harm, As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines ramped up worldwide, so did the production of counterfeit and falsified vaccines and related supplies. Today, it is estimated that one in ten medical products in low- and middle-income countries are counterfeit or falsified. For the individual child, not only do counterfeit medicines often fail to treat the…, How TRVST works, TRVST relies on a global repository that stores health product information, such as Global Trade Item, serial and batch numbers, as well as production and expiry dates. This data is fed into TRVST by medical product manufacturers. Using a GS1 barcoding technology TRVST allows users – such as health care workers, regulatory authorities and customs…, Benefits of TRVST, The success of the TRVST is contingent on participation by governments as well as on engagement by manufacturers to serialize their products in emerging markets and register them in the global repository. As vaccine manufacturers and Strengthening national supply chains national supply chain and regulatory systems begin to automatically integrate…, Expanding TRVST, While COVID-19 vaccines were the first products covered by TRVST, it has since been expanded to include childhood vaccines, HIV and tuberculosis treatments, reproductive health supplies, anti-malarial items, and a range of essential medicines. By end-2023, nearly ten manufacturers were registering their products in TRVST which includes over 125…
The challenge, Vaccines are a biological product manufactured in a highly regulated environment to ensure quality. Despite quality control measures, there are risks of production failure, impacting access to supply. There are typically only one to five suppliers for a vaccine and high entry costs to the market, where it takes typically five to seven years to…, Technical resources and guidance, The solution, A boy gets vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine Securing access to affordable and sustainable quality-assured supply requires a strategic approach to vaccine markets and procurement, relying on three pillars: Forecasting: Estimating the needed quantity of vaccines, devices and equipment, as the first step to planning for timely, adequate…, Disease outbreaks, In addition to supplying vaccines to 109 countries every year, UNICEF is responsible for securing and managing supply in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, including for routine immunization programmes for both the oral polio vaccine (OPV) and the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), supplementary immunization activities, and outbreak…, Reaching every child, UNICEF supports cold chain logistics to keep vaccines at the right temperatures during delivery, and harnesses solar power, mobile technology and biometrics to make sure that high-quality vaccines reach children even in the most hard-to-reach places.
Operational steps for countries using Gavi funding to purchase cholera diagnostics through UNICEF
The document, available in English and French, describes the necessary steps that countries need to follow to purchase cholera diagnostics through UNICEF. It also provides guidance on how to fill the Request Form for procurement of the diagnostics through UNICEF.
Supply chains save lives
During the COVID-19 pandemic it became widely understood that strong supply chains have the power to save lives. Many countries face a myriad of challenges in their supply chain systems including limited data visibility, financing challenges, fragmented procurement processes, and limited warehousing, storage and distribution challenges. These are…
A blueprint for equity
The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world off guard. We were unprepared for the speed at which it spread and the severity of its impact – with millions of lives lost, a colossal economic fallout, and backsliding in essential public services, especially for children. Low- and middle-income countries were the hardest hit, with access to vaccines,…
Fourteen fast facts about syringes for childhood vaccines
Syringe basics 1. Vaccines protect children from deadly and debilitating diseases such as measles and polio. 2. UNICEF vaccinates almost half of the world’s children. In 2022, UNICEF delivered nearly 2.5 billion doses of vaccine to 108 countries for childhood Immunization immunization programmes. 3. While some vaccines are given by…
Safe Injection Equipment (SIE) tender
UNICEF would like to call attention to the Safe Injection Equipment (SIE) tender with reference RFP-DAN-2023-503628 issued on 31 October 2023 with a deadline to submit offers by latest 23.59 hours CET time on 22 November 2023. The scope of the bidding exercise is to: Cover the range of Auto-Disable (AD) syringes including the option to offer with…