So, where are we now?
More than a year has passed since the last TechNet-21 meeting! We have a year ahead of us before the next meeting!
As time races by, I feel the need to know more about progress that is being made with the many new initiatives that were described by countries and organisations towards scaling up for maximum impact in the shortest time.
Presentations in 2017 focused on demonstrations and pilot projects designed to advance the science of cold chain technologies, monitoring and evaluation techniques. Compared to the flourish of innovations reported from most regions, the process of scale-up to national implementation and evolution of global policy seems slow. In the face of expanding demand to introduce more vaccines and to extend immunization services, we need to hear about scale-up and widespred adoption of the most robust and successful iniatives reported in the TechNet-21 sessions in Portugal last October.