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).
Updated on 13th July 2012.