International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision
9 March 2018 - During 2016–2017 the ICG received a total of 63 requests, of which 54 were approved. More than 50 million doses of vaccines were shipped to 16 countries to respond to health and humanitarian emergencies. These vaccination campaigns helped mitigate the impact of disease outbreaks and protect vulnerable populations.
Vaccines, when available and used in a timely manner, can be highly effective in containing and controlling disease outbreaks.
11 million people protected from severe infectious diseases in 2017
21 February 2018 - The ICG approved more than 15 million doses of vaccines against cholera, meningitis and yellow fever in 2017. It led to 11 million people being protected from severe infectious diseases in countries facing disease outbreaks and humanitarian crisis.
1 December 2017 - The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever has provided 1.4 million vaccine doses for an immunization campaign to help control an ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.
The Government of Nigeria, supported by WHO and partners, is expected to vaccinate 1.3 million people to contain the outbreak in affected areas. The vaccines, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will be administered in parts of Zamfara state where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.
16 October 2017 - The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi. The ten-day campaign began on Friday, 13 October 2017, and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers.
The International Coordination Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision for yellow fever is supporting the government of Nigeria with provision of much needed vaccines. A global stockpile of 6 million doses of the yellow fever vaccine is available for countries to access, with the support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Introductory-level online training module on accessing global vaccine stockpiles
WHO and partners – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – make emergency vaccine stockpiles available to countries to stop disease outbreaks.
Countries can now follow a simple online training module to help them quickly request the deployment of global vaccine stockpiles for managing cholera, meningitis and yellow fever outbreaks.
Evaluating two decades of ICG’s work into providing life-saving vaccines to contain disease outbreaks.
8 May 2017 - The Request for Proposals (RFP) for evaluation service providers has been launched on the UN Global Marketplace. The publication of the RFP marks the starting point of the External ICG mechanism evaluation. ICG member organizations (IFRC, MSF, Unicef, and WHO) and partners decided to conduct this evaluation in order to inform decisions aimed at improving ICG’s governance, its mechanism related to the management and accessibility of disease-specific, emergency stockpiles and their composition, the transparency of decision-making processes as well as ICG internal and external communication. The evaluation will also propose options for making the ICG mechanism fit-for-purpose for managing increasingly complex epidemics of the 21st century.
The ICG is a mechanism to coordinate the provision of emergency vaccine supplies to countries during major outbreaks.
The ICG is composed of four member agencies: Médecins sans Frontières (MSF); International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), UNICEF and WHO. In addition to these members, additional expertise and technical advice is provided on a case-by-case basis from a range of partners.