The Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment tool, jointly launched by WHO and UNICEF at the first global Effective Vaccine Management Assessors’ training in Cairo, July 2010, captures the best features of earlier tools (EVSM and VMA). The EVM provides a standard way to systematically assess the cold chain and logistics (CCL) system and to identify areas that need improvement, that is captured in an EVM Improvement Plan. WHO and UNICEF have, with GAVI funds, supported 21 national EVM assessments to date, and aim to have one undertaken in every GAVI-eligible country by 2015. (The EVM assessment and Improvement Plan are now prerequisites for GAVI support.) To build on the lessons learned to date, the CCL Taskforce will hold a workshop in late 2011 or beginning of 2012 to review and update the EVM tool and methods. We welcome any feedback on the EVM tool and methodologies, suggestions for its improvement, as well as expressions of interest for agenda items for this workshop, both on the EVM and other CCL issues.
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