Introduction to Continuous Improvement Plans (cIP)

Empowering countries through sustainable immunization supply chain improvements
This multi-year strategic and operational plan is an innovative vehicle for strengthening the immunization supply chain that harnesses the vision of a country and their commitment to sustainable improvements.
Without an adequate supply of vaccines at service delivery levels, children cannot be vaccinated against life-threatening diseases. The successes of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) can be attributed in large part to the immunization supply chain...

Improvement Plans



What is a continuous Improvement Plan (cIP)?

The Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) initiative was launched in 2010 to raise global and national attention to immunization supply chain performance metrics and identify areas where supply chain improvements might positively impact immunization and health outcomes.


The Continuous Improvement Plan (cIP) guidance note


This document provides guidance on how to develop a continuous improvement plan: a practical tool for countries that is easily integrated in existing planning processes and plans, deeply rooted into EVMA results and developed through participatory models encouraging ownership and responsibilities for success, allowing country-owned development and monitoring process.

WHO/UNICEF Joint statement

Achieving immunization targets with the comprehensive effective vaccine management (EVM) framework

WHO and UNICEF joint statement on the comprehensive EVM framework and the vital role of immunization supply chains in achieving targets set by the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP).

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