Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple States

What the Project is About

Improving Efficiency of Vaccination Systems in Multiple StatesPhoto: UNDP india

In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, UNDP aims to support the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) through designing and implementing an Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), and strengthening the evidence base for improved policy-making in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens. Integrating innovation with health care, eVIN aims to strengthen the vaccine supply chain to ensure equity in vaccine availability.


What Have We Accomplished So FarPhoto: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP india
  • Designed and implemented eVIN to enable real time information on cold chain temperatures and vaccine stocks and flows in all the 371 districts of implementing states
  • Digitized vaccine inventories and record-keeping at nearly 10,500 vaccine stores and cold chain points across 12 states
  • Achieved a regular reporting rate of more than 98 percent from these vaccine storage points
  • Logged over 2 million vaccine transactions online on the eVIN server every month.
  • Assessed the preparedness of states for adopting eVIN through a survey of the entire immunization cold chain network, enlisting details of personnel and processes
  • Capacity building of more than 17,000 government staff including vaccine store keepers, data entry operators and cold chain handlers through more than 550 batches of training programmes using the eVIN application
  • Strengthened the state immunization system by deploying vaccine and cold chain managers in all the districts for constant support to estimate vaccine requirements, supervise cold chain handlers and coordinate with cold chain technicians across the district
  • Facilitated efficient vaccine record-keeping by providing standard stock and distribution registers authorized by the Government of India at every cold chain point
  • Ensured accurate temperature monitoring by installing nearly temperature loggers
  • Monitored more than one –fourth of all the Mission Indradhanush districts as National Monitors and collected information on baseline and follow up coverage rates.
  • Encouraged deeper understanding of the print media discourse on immunization across states, through a routine analysis of leading newspapers in English, Hindi and Urdu and furnishing monthly and annual reports
  • Supported evidence generation to guide the UIP by coordinating the Vaccines & Immunization Research Network (VIRN) and Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and commissioning research grants
  • Supported state governments in cold chain space assessment for the introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine, and helped reallocate cold chain equipment to meet the requirements. The team also supported the rollout of field trainings, as well as the implementation of operational guidelines
  • Supported the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Measles Rubella Campaign through planning, assessment of preparedness, monitoring and supportive supervision
  • eVIN in Madhya Pradesh selected as a “best practice” at the National Summit on Good, Replicable and Innovative Practices. It was recognized as one of the best scalable models in health
  • Presented as one of the significant Digital Innovations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at the India International Trade Fair 2016

Looking to the Future

  • Ensure efficient temperature monitoring at cold chain points through complete installation of temperature loggers on cold chain equipment in the remaining 202 districts of the implementing states
  • Promote improved efficiency of vaccine and cold chain management by upscaling eVIN in the remaining 17 states and 7 Union territories of the country

Funding Support by

Donor Name Amount Contributed
GAVI US$ 41,000,000

Cumulative Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Years

Year Amount
2016 US$ 16,308,724
2015 US$ 9,654,733.34
2014 US$ 681,878

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Smarter Vaccine Management, Stronger Health Systems
Learn how a basic smartphone, an app and the commitment of people are transforming vaccine management in India to ensure no child is left behind to secure future generations.


At the click of a button : Accessing Real-time Information of Vaccine Stocks with eVIN 
Kiran, a vaccine cold chain handler in the desert state of Rajasthan in India, explains how the electronic vaccine intelligence network has made management of vaccine stocks much simpler. eVIN is a mobile and web app that enables real-time visibility of vaccine stocks across all vaccine storage centres encouraging effective vaccine logistics management. 


Video Guide- How to Use the eVIN Mobile Application (English and Hindi)
Vaccine store-keepers across India are taking to technology to efficiently manage the vaccine stocks at their centres. The comprehensive training video details step-by-step process of using the eVIN mobile app and introduces the users to the features and merits of the temperature loggers for effective remote temperature monitoring. 


e-Steps to a Healthy Future: Encouraging Equity in Vaccine Availability
A project in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, eVIN is revolutionizing the way vaccines are stored and managed. Take a glimpse into how eVIN is plugging gaps to improve vaccination systems in India. 


Real-Time Data is Improving India’s Vaccine Systems
On a visit to India, Dr. Orin Levine of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation saw the impact of eVIN, an important tool to modernize and strengthen India’s vaccine logistics systems. eVIN is an electronic, real-time monitoring system that helps healthcare officials ensure adequate supply of vaccines to every child in need, being rolled out in 12 states in the country.


Exciting Innovations are Improving Vaccine Systems in India 
In an interview with UNDP, Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, says eVIN, the electronic vaccine logistics management system being rolled out by UNDP is an exciting innovation that will help improve vaccine coverage in India, a country with the world’s largest birth cohorts. 

Stories of Change

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An App For Better Health

Find out how eVIN is helping improve vaccination systems in Manipur, digitizing vaccine stocks at over 114 vaccine storage centres in 16 districts of the state.

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eVIN eMPOWERING: Skilling women vaccine managers for digital healthcare

Women health workers in India are adopting and using technology at last mile health centres to perform their daily tasks of vaccine management in a smarter way.

eVin Improves Immunization Rates in Madhya PradeshPhoto: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India

eVin Improves Immunization Rates in Madhya Pradesh
In an interview with UNDP, V Kiran Gopal, Mission Director, National Health Mission in Madhya Pradesh says that since the introduction of eVIN, the central Indian state has been able to effectively manage vaccine inventories across the state, an exciting step in the country’s efforts to immunize every mother and child that requires it.

People, Processes and Products: Intelligent Vaccine Management in IndiaPhoto: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India

People, Processes and Products: Intelligent Vaccine Management in India
On a three-day visit to India, GAVI CEO Seth Berkley witnessed first hand, a technological innovation that’s making it possible to effectively and efficiently track vaccines in the country. 

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