Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) Initiative

EVM - setting a standard for the vaccine supply chain

With the rising cost of vaccines and the greater storage capacity now required at every level of the cold chain, countries must maintain lower stock levels, reduce wastage, accurately forecast vaccine requirements, and prevent equipment break-downs.

This requires a consistently high standard of supply chain management, which can only be achieved if all the links in the supply chain comply with current standards for storage and distribution.

The EVM initiative provides materials and tools needed to monitor and assess vaccine supply chains and help countries to improve their supply chain performance.

Follow the links in the right-hand menu to access all EVM related documents, and follow the links below to access the EVM e-learning site and the EVM assessment site (restricted access).

  • EVM e-learning website
    This link takes you directly to the EVM e-learning website where you can follow the online EVM training course. It is highly recommended that you complete the training BEFORE you start using the EVM tools.
  • EVM assessment site
    Click on this link to register for, or gain access to, the restricted EVM assessment website.

Updated on 2 October 2014.

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