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Dear Viewers Global effort is to close the immunization gap [World Immunization week -2016]. This gap is generally attributed to inadequate coverage: 1 in 5 in the world, 1 in 3 in the country and 1 in 5 in Karnataka are missing routine primary vaccination. This is understandable and measures like meticulous micro-plan, monitoring with supportive supervision, regular programme review, All Time Mi...
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The latest WHO and UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage show that 86% of the world’s children received the required 3 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines (DTP3) in 2015, a coverage level that has been sustained above 85% since 2010.As a result, the number of children who did not receive routine vaccinations has dropped to an estimated 19.4 million, down from 33.8 million...
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Hello all, Microarray patches (MAPs) are under development for delivering vaccine into the skin. The technology has exciting potential for application to immunization programs. PATH is looking for input from experts in low- and middle-income country immunization programs about the feasibility of MAPs to facilitate immunization, especially for novel delivery scenarios like self-administration of ...
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Dear All, Find attached a call of proposal for a Coverage Survey Analyst. if you are interested please send an email to Ms Carine Cruz at cruzca@who.int and Dr Carolina Danovaro at danovaroc@who.int Regards, Carine...
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For your reading pleasure (and viewing since there is a 1 minute video)...
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In case it's of interest. Best Patrick...
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Berlinger Fridge-tag
"This is an excellent post. Thank you Patrick. Can we have more reports, please on equipment that you think works well and on equipment that does not work well? It would be useful to see more reports on the quality of cold boxes, vaccine carriers, syringes, freezers,..."
Berlinger Fridge-tag
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Pat Lennon
"The Dulas VC-65 device was included in the equipment sampling evaluated by PATH in our recent analysis of refrigerator failures that occurred within 8 years of procurement in Uganda. In total, 11 Dulas VC-65 devices assessed. The causes of device failure included refrigerant leak (5), control unit failure (2), thermostat..."
"We've been using 18 of these over the last 8 months for cold room temperature mapping and cold chain mapping studies. One failed in October, but had clearly been in a very damp environment, and the water-tight USB cap had not been able to keep the wetness out indefinitely...."
Berlinger Fridge-tag
"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..."

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