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New PQS Configurations ready on all Fridge-tags The WHO PQS Standard TR06.4 defines three types of standard configurations of 30DTR: Type 1: Capable to monitor and programmed with alarm settings suitable for monitoring vaccine refrigerators at +2 to +8°C. Type 2: Capable to monitor and programm...

Recent developments in refrigerator technology offer healthcare workers the ability to store vaccines in portable active (powered) refrigeration devices, rather than in traditional passive vaccine carriers. It’s an intriguing idea that offers the potential to both increase the length of time that va...
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I wonder about this pandemic, will there be a vaccine soon? When will it be available? What will its presentation be? Will there be availability for poor countries? Cost? Are equipment manufacturers going to support poor countries with equipment? Could you share with us what are manufacturers d...
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Dear TechNet community, Poor power conditions are a major challenge to maintaining the vaccine cold chain in many LMICs, necessitating the development of specialized CCE such as ILRs and SDD refrigerators to help keep vaccines at safe temperatures in areas with limited or no mains power.  Even...
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Supply Chain Strategic Focus Area Advance the Market Availability of Solar Energy Harvest Control-Equipped Cold Chain Equipment Date of notice: April 1, 2019   Summary: Manufacturers of World Health Organization (WHO) Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) prequalified solar direct drive (SD...
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Dear colleagues,On behalf of the WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) Secretariat, we are delighted to invite your response to our survey on the use of refrigerated vehicles in immunization programmes.Refrigerated vehicles are crucial in the delivery of life-saving vaccines. Programmes that dep...
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Dear Colleagues, You are invited to contribute to a new discussion on 'When should Ministries of Health use refrigerated vehicle to deliver vaccines?'. Discussion co-moderated by James Cheyne and John Lloyd: There are at least four good reasons for using refrigerated vehicles to replace the class...
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Good morning, If your immunization programme uses a refrigerated vehicle WHO needs your insights and experience to help guide and improve the standards of these vehicles. Take this opportunity to share your expertise with the community and contribute to global improvements.  Please post your answe...
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WHO PQS is conducting a survey to learn from users of Remote Temperature Monitoring Devices (RTMDs) and inform the future of vaccine cold chain monitoring. Have you ever… Received a text, email or notifications from an RTMD? Interacted with RTMD hardware in the field, including responding to al...
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Le Secrétariat de l’OMS, par le biais de ses services chargés des normes de Performance, Qualité et Sécurité (PQS), mène une enquête pour recueillir des informations sur les systèmes DCTD pour mieux comprendre les besoins programmatiques des utilisateurs, gestionnaires et administrateurs de systèmes...
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Dear colleagues, On behalf of the WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) Secretariat, we are delighted to invite your response to our survey on the use of refrigerated vehicles in immunization programmes. Refrigerated vehicles are crucial in the delivery of life-saving vaccines. Programmes that...
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Dear TechNet Community, On Tuesday 10th July 2018, the WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) Working Group conducted its first face-to-face technical consultation with manufacturers of PQS prequalified immunization products and devices from the E003 (Refrigerators and freezers) and E006 (Temper...
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Dear TechNet-21 Colleagues, WHO PQS will be engaging with a selected group of PQS product manufacturers on Tuesday, July 10th to discuss and agree on a path forward for some significant proposed changes to immunization cold chain equipment standards. Although this is a closed event, the PQS Team an...

One of the beneficial features of SDD refrigerators is its relative simplicity. Electrically two wires from the solar array are directly connected to the compressor. This simplicity minimizes problems in the field and simplifies repairs. Energy harvesting technology introduces a great deal of electr...

Three years after the freeze-free concept was reported at the September 2014 meeting of the WHO PQS Committee, the current expectation of availability remains ‘sometime next year’ and it appears that no product has passed the pre-qualification (E004/VC02-VP.1) testing yet. The current status of thi...
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Dear Technet members, I would like to share my thoughts on the temperature monitoring devices and thermostal for vaccine refrigeration system. In the early days of EPI, temperature of the refrigerator was measured and displayed by a simple analogue thermometer which was either a bi-metal or stem t...
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Dear Technet21 Members, We are pleased to invite you to take part in our new survey about the WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) website. We want to make sure the website is functioning optimally for all its users, and so we are keen to learn more about why and how you use the PQS website, a...
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I’ve been reading with great interest the most recent issue of Vaccine, which is dedicated to “Building Next-Generation Immunization Supply Chains”. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0264410X/35/17 I particularly enjoyed the following article but was surprised to read that the authors i...
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Dear friends, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is very pleased to present the Cold Chain Equipment ‘Technology Guide’, to support the appropriate selection of modern, efficient and reliable technologies. Download the guide here. Identifying the most appropriate equipment choices for each health facility ...
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