Sir, very nice to see/read the post with recent documents. Planning unit attached to my college recently had (in Oct 14) a few cases -aged above 10 yrs admitted in the district hospital. The childhood vaccination coverage is good with 2 doses and could not get any un-vaccinated child below 5 yrs. Any service from me or the college in the college area, we feel honored to serve the country. Warm regards
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If our long term goal is that all countries have high-performing cold chain equipment that meets the needs for current vaccines as well as near-term new introductions, this points to the need for action across several areas.
• New equipment is needed to replace aging and broken down equipment.
• Innovative technologies such as solar direct-drive refrigerators and 30-day passive coolers can enable expansion of the...
On behalf of the WHO Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (IPAC), I'm pleased to let you know about this advocacy document, now available on the WHO website, that summarises IPAC's concerns regarding lack of investment in Immunization Supply Chain and Logistics (ISCL). This work was approved by IPAC and presented to the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) in October 2013, then endorsed by SAGE in April 2014. This advocacy links with others' work on this critical topic, such as...
The Cold Chain Support Package (CCSP) on the UNICEF internet site is now officially ‘live’. The CCSP is an initiative of the UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen. It is meant to support UNICEF Country Offices and Partners with the procurement of Cold Chain Equipment through UNICEF Supply Division. We have created a few introductory video clips and posted them on YouTube. Here are the links:
Cold Chain Support Package:
VVM’s and MKT are equivalent methods of measuring the effect of temperature variations on vaccines. VVM’s & MKT measurements can be used in a complimentary manner, the VVM’s give information on the life of individual vaccine vials. MKT measurements can be used to effectively measure the performance of equipment and the effect of short temperature excursions.
The MKT is defined as “A single derived temperature that, if maintained over a defined period of time, afford the same thermal...
The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) sets out an array of targets for a world in which all individuals and communities enjoy lives free from vaccine-preventable diseases. As requested by Member States at the World Health Assembly in 2012, an annual review of the progress with the implementation of the GVAP goals and indicators is done by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) based on a technical report prepared by the GVAP Secretariat. To access in full both the GVAP Secretariat and...
"Fridge-tag is a very good product. In my opinion main benefits is: - easy to understand how it works and how to control temperature - big and contrast display, with big diggits - easy to control for staff with impaired vision; - cost-effective; - can be localized into..."
"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...."