Since 2011, the support from GAVI is defined according to the GNI per capita of each country. Therefore, as countries’ GNI grows, countries lose eligibility to GAVI support. In November 2013, the GAVI Board agreed to institutionalize a comprehensive graduation assessment for all currently and soon graduating countries, including the development of a costed graduation plan....
The NY office of MSF-USA is seeking a full time operational liaison to advance progress on vaccination in target countries but also across the entire portfolio including vaccination in emergency situations. The position will liaise and work closely with the MSF OCP desks and med department and coordinate with the...
As many of you know, the supply chain strategy developed by WHO, UNICEF, Gates Foundation and GAVI was approved by the GAVI Board in June of this year, and we are beginning to work on implementation planning and communication. At this point, I know the community has more questions than we yet have answers, but I’d like to point you to our first short communication piece about our priority...
It is good and important to talk about PM. As you already mentioned, we face problems of funding to be effective on maintenance. Maintenance has to be done on very regular basis, and like John is saying, it is mostly about keeping the equipment clean. This is a task that should be executed by the users! Waiting for a qualified technician to keep equipments clean, is not the right...
Please see the notice below regarding potential funding of educational opportunities related to supply chain management. This scholarship opportunity is through the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. I am posting this information because I learned of this opportunity and wanted to share. I am not affiliated with the scholarship award process.
MCHIP is USAID's flagship program accelerating progress towards achieving MDGs 4 & 5. Since 2008, MCHIP has worked in more than 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean to improve the health of women and their families. MCHIP has supported programming across the spectrum of maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, family planning, nutrition, malaria and...
"Given that I was told that SDD would not have performed well due to the heavy cloudy and rainy seasons by a certain manufacturer, I have opted for the VC 65-2 from Dulas. The packaging of this equipment was excellent as all 7 of them arrived safely to Benin. ..."
"I have purchased couple of these for districts and regional stores while working for AMP in Benin. These equipment, since their installation, have been working correctly. The equipment were well received and the packaging was excellent. Its huge volume is very helpful especially during mass campaigns for not..."
"During my time at AMP and principally at LOGIVAC’s demonstration site, I was looking to purchase a dozen BFRV55 for the various health centers that did not have access to grid electricity and that were using obsolete absorption refrigerators. I contacted the manufacturer and was advised by SELF to provide..."
"In 2011, Project Optimize collaborated with Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate the effectiveness of battery-free solar-powered vaccine refrigerators. Two True Energy BLF 100 DC refrigerators were installed in May 2011, one in Thanh Ba district, Phu Tho province and the other in Thanh Phu district, Ben Tre..."
"This model (as well as TCW3000AC) do not stand high voltage and should be connected to voltage stabilizers in all sites with voltage fluctuation. It should mention in the information sheet. Once it is burned, it is quite difficult to replace the part / compressor in many places as cold..."
"About 100 units were supplied and installed in Kenya during 2012. Evaluated in February 2014. Most of the models were found having a distorted ice-lining which is factory installed with some gel compund into the unit. Most likely, it is suspected that the plastic deformation of the 4..."
"Observation in February 2014 - of models supplied in 2012 to Kenya. The ice bank that is essential to ensure the cold life during the no-sun hour, is not locked in any manner. As a result health workers tend to use or remove these ice packs..."