A recent joint publication in the Weekly Epidemiological Review (WER) and the MMWR has provided an overview of the most recent official global coverage rates, as they have been summarized in the WHO UNICEF Estimation of National Immunization Coverage (WUENIC). In addition, the publication included a more detailed look at the vaccination practices in the second year of life, where many countries provide second routine doses (eg. routine measles second dose - MSD or MCV2, DTP booster doses, or...
WHO's “Guidelines on the international packing and shipping of vaccines” clearly defines the temperature conditions for vaccines in three groups of stability up to a maximum travel duration of 48 hours. Guidelines for in-country transport cannot yet be found in a single document but are scattered among several training materials, published articles and manuals with overlapping, inconsistent rationale.
The table below summarises the guidance available, both for international and country...
What is the point of posting this message? It is not accurate (polio vaccine does not have to be stored at -15*C or colder and is not at the point of use). What is meant by “Temperature stability"?
The last paragraph seems to have strayed in from some other article.
The rest tells us nothing new
We have been told by the manufacturer that Ebola vaccine may have to be stored at -70*C now plans on how that might be achieved would be an interesting post and re4late to the title.
As part of the GAVI supply chain strategy PtD has been leading the development of a ‘SCM Leadership Competency Framework’ as part of the GAVI People and Practice Working Group.
Such a framework will be used to help develop SCM job descriptions for leaders, and guide the development of courses.
Over the next six weeks we will be asking you to participate in THREE separate 15 - 20min surveys to help us validate our competency framework.
Survey 1: Management Domain:...
The interesting article on vaccination in the remote mountains of DRC was marred by the illustration of one of the worst immunisation practices, pre-filling syringes especially with measles vaccine. If this is routine MSF practice they should be advised to stop it.
When rabies Immunoglobulins are not affordable or not available
Rabies vaccine is important aspect of post exposure prophylaxis but is not of sufficient help unless given with rabies immunoglobulins (RIGs) in type III wounds if the patient is not vaccinated previously.
We are experiencing a severe artificial shortage of Rabies Immunoglobulins (RIGs) in India because companies are not producing enough of them. In Shimla (Himachal Pradesh, India) and also in other parts of the country there are...
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"These reviews are based on recent CHAI experience with installing the SunDanzer BFRV 55 DC solar direct drive refrigerator as part of a pilot in southwestern Tanzania. During the experience, a number of points were noted to pass back to the manufacturer to help them improve their designs. These..."
"These reviews are based on recent CHAI experience with installing the Sure Chill BLF 100 DC solar direct drive refrigerator as part of a pilot in southwestern Tanzania. During the experience, a number of points were noted to pass back to the manufacturer to help them improve their designs...."