In cooperation with the Uganda Ministry of Health, PATH recently conducted a pilot study to document equipment failures in the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization cold chain.
Due to our use of purposeful sampling to locate a subset of failed cold chain equipment in Uganda, conclusions about predicted failures cannot be drawn from our study report. However, after learning of the failures, one manufacturer (B. Medical) has agreed to replace the equipment assessed.
The full report can be accessed here: http://www.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2586
Information from this report has also been added tothe Dulas VC65F revew here: http://www.technet-21.org/en/refrigerators-and-freezers/solar-battery-powered-refrigerators-and-or-refrigerator-freezers/dulas-solar-vc-65-2-e003-026