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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.
COVID-19 vaccinations shift to regular immunisation as COVAX draws to a close
COVAX will close 31 December 2023 having delivered nearly 2 billion doses of vaccines to 146 economies, and averted an estimated 2.7 million deaths in AMC lower-income participating economies. COVAX’s end-to-end efforts helped lower-income economies achieve two-dose coverage of 57 per cent, compared to the global average of 67 per cent. Low-…
Powering children’s futures
Hundreds of millions of children around the world live without access to electricity, a fundamental resource that shapes their well-being and opportunities in life. In many regions, this absence of power not only limits their access to education, healthcare, and essential services but also perpetuates cycles of poverty and vulnerability. Amidst…
Shipments to African countries herald final steps toward broader vaccination against malaria
More than 330,000 doses of WHO-recommended RTS,S malaria vaccine arrived last night in Cameroon – a historic step towards broader vaccination against one of the deadliest diseases for African children Malaria burden is the highest on the African continent, which accounted for approximately 95% of global malaria cases and 96% of related deaths in…
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…
Measles-containing Vaccine Market Dashboard
The Measles Vaccine Market Dashboard is the go-to public resource for the latest information on the world’s measles monovalent vaccine market including: a dynamic overview and details on measles vaccine deliveries by UNICEF, updated in quasi-real time, an overview of publicly available information on vaccine prices.
DTwP-HepB-IPV-Hib (hexavalent) vaccine price data
Hexavalent vaccines provide protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and diseases caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (HiB) The table shows the Vaccines pricing data awarded price per dose (in US$) per product per supplier per calendar year, based on a multi year supply agreement.