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POST 00653E : KEROSENE AND BOTTLED GAS FOR PERIPHERAL HEALTH FACILITIES Follow-up on Post 00641E 16 March 2004 _________________________________ Robert Davis (mailto:[log in to unmask]) from UNICEF/ESARO received responses to his request from nine TechNet colleagues. He had the wonderful idea to group them in a document introduced by a brief case-study of Ethiopia, based on data from the country's recent national cold chain inventory. He adds the comments below. The document is attached as it contains tables and figures. Alejo Bejemino (mailto:[log in to unmask]) from UNICEF/Afghanistan is one of these nine contributors. Most of his contribution is included in Bob's document, but he had submitted a spreadsheet that helps calculate fuel costs. His further comments follow Bob's and the spreadsheet is attached ________________________________________ In a nutshell, nobody likes kerosene. It's messy, it's contaminated, it's easily diverted, it eats up wicks, lampglasses and burners too quickly, and it rarely keeps the vaccines within the proper range. Changing over from kerosene to bottled gas is not a cheap or easy investment, but one which several countries in Africa and Asia have successfully made, as several respondents point out. Best personal regards, Bob __________________________ Just want to share with you the spreadsheet I have prepared for Afghanistan EPI programme on fuel/oil consumption. I have used this for almost 4 years without any major problem. Just enter the quantity of equipment and you will get the total quantities of fuel requirements for the year. Depending on the cost of kerosene and gas in your location you will get the comparative cost. Alejo H. Bejemino --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Visit the TECHNET21 Website at You will find instructions to subscribe, a direct access to archives, links to reference documents and other features. ______________________________________________________________________________ To UNSUBSCRIBE, send a message to : mailto:[log in to unmask] Leave the subject area BLANK In the message body, write unsubscribe TECHNET21E ______________________________________________________________________________ The World Health Organization and UNICEF support TechNet21. The TechNet21 e-Forum is a communication/information tool for generation of ideas on how to improve immunization services. It is moderated by Claude Letarte and is hosted in cooperation with the Centre de internationale en sant, Canada ( ______________________________________________________________________________ ##text## ##text##

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