Improving the efficiency of vaccinations systems in multiple states

Improving efficiency of vaccination systems through operationalization of web-based vaccine management systems in all districts of select states

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In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, UNDP aims to support the Universal Immunization Programme through designing and implementing the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), a unique innovation that brings together technology, people and processes to strengthen the vaccine supply chain by digitising information on vaccine stocks and storage temperatures. Supported by GAVI-the Vaccine Alliance, the health systems strengthening project aims to streamline and regularize the vaccine flow network by ensuring data-driven and efficient management of the immunization supply chain. The goal is to ensure equity in easy and timely availability of vaccines to all children. eVIN is digitsing vaccine stocks at all 27,000 vaccine storage centres across all districts of 29 states and 7 union territories of India; facilitating real-time monitoring of storage temperatures by installation of nearly 50,000 temperature loggers, building capacity of nearly 37,000 government personnel for vaccine and cold chain logistic management on eVIN; deploying vaccine and cold chain managers in every district for constant supportive supervision. 

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Achievements

 ● Assessed the preparedness of states for adopting eVIN       
    through a survey of the entire immunization cold chain 
    network, enlisting details of personnel and processes.

● Designed and implemented eVIN in more than 521 districts, 
   across 21 states and union territories – Andhra Pradesh,       
   Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman 
   and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, 
   Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland,
   Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and
   Uttarakhand.

● Achieved over 80% reduction in instances of vaccine stock-outs and ensured improved availability of adequate and potent UIP
    vaccines to all targeted children and pregnant women.

● Achieved reduction in utilization of vaccines from 3,053 lakh doses in pre-eVIN period to 2,149 lakh doses in post-eVIN period 
   across the initial 12 eVIN states, mostly on account of wastage and mismanagement, resulting into savings of approximately 
   900 lakh (90 million) doses of vaccines.

● Supported a vaccine availability rate of over 99% at all cold chain points.

● Systemized processes by initiating corrective action to revise target population for cold chain points that were earlier out-of-
   sync, improve vaccine storage infrastructure and encourage effective planning and distribution.

● eVIN won the GSMA Asia Mobile Award 2017 (AMO) for Outstanding Mobile Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals in
   Asia.

● eVIN won the Public Health Initiative Silver Award at the India Health and Wellness Summit 2017.

● eVIN from Madhya Pradesh was awarded as one of the Best Innovations at the Third National Summit on Good & Replicable 
   Practices & Innovations in Public Health Care Systems in India held at Tirupati in August 2016.

● Vaccine and Cold Chain Managers (VCCMs) deputed at the district levels and eVIN project staff have been recognised and
   awarded by the respective district and state administration for their outstanding effort and contribution to health care in
   various states.

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Looking to the future

  • Promote improved efficiency of vaccine and cold chain management by upscaling eVIN in all the remaining states and union territories of India.
  • Automate the process of indenting and supplying vaccine using order management module based on historic actual consumption of vaccines and forecasting.
  • Build upon and upscale VALUE (Vaccine and Logistics Utilisation Evaluator)-a held device for capturing the data of vaccines administered, taking eVIN a step further to monitor reach till the last-mile beneficiaries.

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

January 2017

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in India

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • The Gavi Alliance
  • Amount contributed

    $19,232,485

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $3,122,985

    2018 $7,634,589

    2017 $1,241,548

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    eVIN Brochure  
    eVIN Fact Sheet 
    eVIN Poster
    eVIN Press Note
    eVIN Press Release by Ministry of Health 
    GSMA Award             
                                                                                                                               

    Handbook on eVIN Application for Vaccine
           and Cold Chain Managers
      English  - Hindi

    Handbook on eVIN Mobile and Web
    Application for Vaccine Store Managers
    English - Hindi - Gujrati - Assamese - Oriya

    Handbook on eVIN Application for
       Vaccine and Cold Chain Handlers        
    English - Hindi - Gujrati - Assamese - Oriya

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