Strengthening of the Vaccine Supply Chain in Gavi-eligible Countries
Active Between: 2021
Contributing to SDGs…
MSD is working with IFPW Foundation to support, strengthen, and bring innovation to the vaccine supply chain in Gavi-eligible countries.
Professional and trade associations
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW)
In 2021, MSD began a five-year collaboration with IFPW Foundation, the charitable and educational arm of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), to support, strengthen, and bring innovation to the vaccine supply chain in Gavi-eligible countries. In close collaboration with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, the partners will help galvanize efforts and catalyse other potential private-sector partners to join forces in providing financial and technical support to strengthen immunization supply chain initiatives within Gavi countries. The focus will be on three pillars: i) the Gavi STEP program to build the capacity of supply chain managers, ii) optimization and redesign of supply chain systems to leverage digital and technological innovations to improve vaccines management and access, and iii) innovation support to accelerate development of promising new approaches to supply chain management. MSD’s contribution to each of these pillars will be through in-kind technical expertise and financial support.
SDGs THE PARTNERSHIP CONTRIBUTES TO
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
- 3.3: Communicable Diseases & NTDs
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals