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About us

Our Story

The Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) is a network of senior-level practitioners and technical experts from middle-income countries who exchange knowledge and learn from each other’s experiences online and at face-to-face events. The network was formed following the first Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Exchange Forum (VPPEF) in 2015, hosted by UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the VPPN is to improve vaccine procurement outcomes for children's health in middle-income countries. 

Our Values

Committed to Children: We are a dedicated network, committed to improving child health outcomes.

Knowledge Sharing: We engage in an open exchange of opinions, observations and questions that benefit our fellow professionals facing similar challenges.

Global: We are a global community committed to regular interaction with our fellow members to support the vital work begun during the VPPEF 2015. 

Expertise: We are a network of senior level government officials and technical experts, focused on sharing our knowledge for the benefit of our fellow members.

VPPN Membership

Membership is by invitation only. The limited membership is designed to encourage an open exchange amongst those procurement practitioners buying vaccines on behalf of their respective countries. If you are a vaccine procurement practitioner and would like to participate in the VPPN, please contact us.

Our Partners

These organizations & initiatives work together with UNICEF & the VPPN toward improving national-level immunization practices: 

World Health Organization logo Gavi logo Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo Results for Development Institute logo Learning Network for Countries in Transition logo