Supply chain and logistics

Supply chain and logistics

All topics related to immunization supply chain and logistics, including vaccine forecasting and supply planning, distribution systems, vaccine management, vaccine wastage, and waste management.

12/12/2017

Cameroon’s Public Health Minister, André Mama Fouda, said in a statement the country is running out of “Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine, used to prevent Tuberculosis and severe respiratory diseases attributed to Koch’s bacillus.This situation, which dates back to early December, is attributed to a bottleneck in the international supply chain…

23/11/2017

Once considered a niche technical area, immunization supply chains – the network of staff, equipment, vehicles, and data needed to get vaccines safely from manufacturer to clinic – haven’t always been recognized for the important role they play in reaching ambitious health goals. In recent years, however, new technologies and…

13/11/2017

Following the promulgation of the revised Administrative Regulations on the Circulation of Vaccines and Vaccination on April 23, 2016, and the Circular on Implementing the Revised Administrative Regulations on the Circulation of Vaccines and Vaccination on June 13, 2016 by the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) and the National…

08/11/2017

But Pillay says the possible applications for blockchain technology in Africa go far beyond the administrative sphere. For example, a combination of blockchain and the Internet of Things could be used to continuously monitor the temperature of vaccines in a cold chain. “Certain vaccines need to be kept below a…

23/10/2017

Recent experience in seven countries has taught us how crucial it is to create a data culture for supply chain by focusing on people as well as technology. This new, people-centered approach takes the idea of a commercial sector control tower and applies it to public health. Leading companies from Unilever to Procter…

02/10/2017

A shortage of chickenpox vaccines in Oman has led to a health scare in the country, with private hospitals and polyclinics unable to meet demand for more than a month. Chickenpox, a highly contagious disease, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, with symptoms including blister-like rashes, itching, tiredness, and fever.…

22/09/2017

It’s oneof the wealthiest nations in the world, yet Switzerland is struggling to maintain stocks of 16 key vaccines, forcing doctors to adapt their practices. What’s causing the shortfall, and what’s being done about it? Primarily affected are ‘combination’ vaccines, which protect against multiple diseases – for example diphtheria, tetanus,…

01/09/2017

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of women giving birth and children struck by malaria, in a country larger than Nigeria. California’s Zipline will make 2,000 deliveries a day…
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