Delivering the Money: The Importance of Efficient Financial Flows for Vaccine Distribution
This policy paper from VillageReach and the William Davidson Institute (WDI) explores the impact of adequate and reliable flow of funding all the way to the point of care as a critical component of effective immunization supply chains (iSC). Vaccine programs face inadequate funding and bottlenecks in accessing funding, both of which contribute significantly to iSC underperformance and program delays. This paper illuminates the root causes of funding flow challenges and highlights case studies that offer promising tools and approaches for improvement.
Change Leadership: The Making or Breaking of an Immunization Supply Chain
Change leadership and effective management are critical ingredients for modernizing immunization supply chains (iSCs) to withstand current and future pressures and ensure all children have access to vaccines. This paper, co-authored with Andrew Brown and People that Deliver, explores the necessary leadership qualities of people involved in the transition to next-generation immunization supply chains, and provides recommendations and resources to help ensure these qualities can be fostered and developed.
The fourth in this series, this paper addresses the many challenges in data collection and quality, and discusses the global shift towards data visualization and utilization for improved decision making. The informed push system for vaccines in Mozambique uses dedicated logisticians for improved data collection; introduced an information system built on the OpenLMIS platform for enhanced data visualization and analytics; and systematized processes for better data utilization. These changes have led to a more efficient supply chain and higher vaccine coverage rates. Read more about this as well as other global innovations in this paper.
Final 20 Policy Paper 3 - System Design: Repair or Replace?
Part Three of the Reaching the Final 20 Policy Paper Series. A new policy paper on the vaccine supply chain. This paper considers the broader concept of system design and how all components of a supply chain can fit together to be most efficient. This is the third paper in our Final 20 series that looks at the different components of the supply chain, addresses the challenges faced at the last mile for distribution and presents examples of innovative approaches to address those challenges.
Part Two of Reaching the Final 20 Policy Paper Series. This second paper in the series focuses on the role of human resources and the specific challenges facing individuals within the health system to adequately address the needs of vaccine supply chains, particularly in low resource communities. The Final 20 series looks at the different components of the supply chain, addresses the challenges faced at the last mile for distribution and presents examples of innovative approaches to address those challenges.
Final 20 Policy Paper 1: Keeping the Cold Chain Cold
Part One of Reaching the Final 20 Policy Paper Series. This first paper in the series documents the challenges of the cold chain at the last mile of delivery and providing examples of new innovations and approaches to improve cold chain monitoring and maintenance. The Final 20 series looks at the different components of the supply chain, addresses the challenges faced at the last mile for distribution and presents examples of innovative approaches to address those challenges.
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