Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO-UNICEF Joint Statement on Vaccine Donations


World Health Organization and UNICEF

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English and French
WHO reference number: WHO/IVB/10.09



This joint statement is intended to provide guidance to achieve “Good Donations Practice” for both vaccine donors and recipients, and to serve as a basis for preparing national or institutional donations guidelines.

It updates previous WHO statements on vaccine donations (WHO/VSQ/97.05; WHO/V&B/00.25) and clarifies situations which were not covered by the previous policy statement, such as donations for research projects and donations in the case of emergency, epidemic or pandemic situations.