Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Modular Platform Design of the V3P mechanism

The V3P mechanism will serve as a comprehensive platform on vaccine product, price and procurement related issues. Module One is planned to collect and provide data on vaccine prices from countries including key procurement and local system factors which affect the reported prices. Modules Two and Three will provide additional information. Besides serving as a repository of V3P specific documentation, the mechanism will also provide a gateway to other vaccine and immunization related issues by including hyperlinks to pertinent websites and documents.

Module One – Database Platform: Price transparency data

This module will be based on WHO’s Global Price Reporting Mechanism (GPRM – see link below) for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The V3P database platform will be developed for the collection, collation, validation and dissemination of price and procurement information provided by countries and procurement partners. This module will allow users to search, compare and analyze prices of WHO prequalified vaccines between countries and procurement systems.

The module will include:

Product information provided by WHO and partner databases; price and procurement information gathered directly from countries and from UNICEF and PAHO for countries using their procurement services.

Module Two – Information and documentation created by or for the V3P project

Information provided in this module will include:

  • Specific documentation and guidance for the interpretation of V3P database information;
  • Country Profiles for each country providing data to the V3P database;
  • Vaccine Price trends and analyses;
  • Vaccine Procurement policies and best practices;
  • MIC strategy, policy and action plan documents;
  • Training and capacity building materials;
  • Presentations, publications and media on V3P;
  • Public reviews and evaluations conducted on and for V3P.

Module Three – Links to further information from WHO and Partners

This module will provide links to relevant WHO and partner websites, as well as other sources of information, including CDC, PAHO, PATH, UNICEF, SIVAC, SIF, Provac, Technet, etc.