VPPN Knowledge Sharing Session: Learning from Sub-regional Experiences in Cross-country Collaboration in the Procurement of Medicines and Vaccines

October 29, 2020

The Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Network (VPPN) is pleased to invite you to a Knowledge Sharing Session on: Learning from sub-regional experiences in cross-country collaboration  in the procurement of medicines and vaccines

Key learning objectives:

  • Sharing research findings from WHO EURO report on Cross-Country Collaborations to improve access to medicines and vaccines
  • Understanding benefits of cross-country collaboration for vaccine procurement
  • Providing lessons learned about cross-country collaboration from sub-regional examples including the ‘Baltic Procurement Initiative’ and BeNeLuxa Initiative

Date & Time:

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 2020 09:00-10:00AM Copenhagen time (CET)


  • Ms Tifenn Humbert, Technical Officer, Access to medicines and health products Division of Country Health Policies and Systems, WHO, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dr Oleg Benes, Technical Officer, Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization at WHO/Europe
  • Ms Eveli Bauer, Chief specialist, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Department, Estonian Health Insurance Fund
  • Francis Arickx, Advisor general, Head of Directorate, Directorate Pharmaceutical Policy, Health Care Department, National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV INAMI), Brussels, BE, Representative of BeNeLuxa Initiative
  • Sub-Regional speaker – to be confirmed


  • Andrea Papan, VPPN, Community of Practice Manager, UNICEF
  • Loïc Sanchez, Supply Officer (Immunization), Supply Division, UNICEF

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