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Discussions tagged Delivery device

Updated Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue (IDCC), Webinar and Poster at HSR2018

Dear members, You may remember an announcement in May 2018 when ThinkWell launched a set of products on the Immunization Economics platform (immunizationeconomics.org/ICAN) on immunization delivery costs. Our launch included findings from a systematic review of delivery costs of immunization programs in low- and middle-income countries, including a unit cost database (Immunization Delivery Cost Catalogue – the IDCC) and summary repor...

Vanuatu: Transportation of Vaccines using UAS. Pre-Tender meeting and RFT Documents

Dear All I am happy to share the information below regarding the UAV for Vaccine Delivery Project in Vanuatu:  Ministry of Health of the Republic of Vanuatu, assessed by UNICEF, invites you to join the pre-tender (kick-off) meeting for MoH project number S1721: "Transportation of Vaccines and Medical Supplies using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones", as part of the official issuance of the Tender Process for trialing the use of drones in Vanuatu for vaccine deliveries ...

Changes in vaccines and in their delivery systems

This is the third topic in my six-part Vaccine Supply Chain Futures series, and concerns changes in vaccines and the technology of administration of vaccines. No change in supply chain technologies can impact immunization coverage more than change in the presentation and administration of vaccines themselves. The more compact and thermo-stable vaccines become, the more children can be reached for immunization. As services seek the last 20% of children who have not been reached and as ...

Liquid vs Lyophilized Rotavirus Vaccine Presentation--Your Thoughts?

PATH wants to better understand how immunization program managers, procurement officers, and other immunization experts view the tradeoffs between liquid and lyophilized presentations ofrotavirus vaccine for use in different settings. To gather feedback from those most knowledgeable about this topic, we’ve designed a short (15 min) online survey. The results of this survey will inform dialogue with vaccine manufacturers and other stakeholders as we work to advance rotavirus vaccine presentati...

Vaccinating rag pickers

Background: Rabies is a zoonotic disease and many vulnerable sections like rag pickers and municipality workers neglect animal bites due to ignorance of their potential deadly outcomes. Stray dogs abound in garbage pits and this population is exposed to their attacks. It should be a mandate for municipalities to help protect their sanitary workforce, especially rag pickers, from deadly infectious diseases such as Rabies, Hepatitis-B, HIV, Tetanus etc. Objectives: Objective of this study was to s...

Call for needle-free intradermal delivery devices

The complete announcement is available at http://www.path.org/news/an120416-needlefree-devices.php. Call for needle-free intradermal delivery devices for upcoming clinical trial In ...

SIGN Meeting 2009: HCWM presentations II

A few more of the HCWM presentations that were made at the annual meeting of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN), which was held from 30 November to 2 December 2009. Thanks once again to Selma Khamassi for sharing them with the forum. Non-Incineration Medical Waste Treatment Pilot Project at Bagamoyo District Hospital, Tanzania: Ruth Stringer HCWM: Introduction to Vaccination Campaign: Yves ChartierMonitoring Tool “Implementation of National Healthcare Waste Management Plans”: Ute Pieper...

SIGN Meeting 2009: HCWM presentations (I)

The annual meeting of the Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN) was held from 30 November to 2 December 2009. The following are some of the presentations on Healthcare Waste Management. Many thanks to Selma Khamassi for sending these to me to be shared with TechNet21 readers. HCWM--10 Years: Yves Chartier: A comprehensive summary of the last 10 years efforts in M&E, technology transfer, etc.PATH's work in HCWM: Nancy Mueller: Includes the latest efforts in improved safety boxes and needle-free in...

10 Vaccines can be given Intradermally to spare costs as well as doses

Dear Friends, Here is more on intradermal delivery of vaccines. As many as 10 vaccines can be given intradermally to spare costs as well as doses, but unfortunately this is not promoted by vested interests. Please see the link on the WHO website:

Intradermal Influenza vaccination superior than IM

Dear Friends, Here is more on intradermal Influenza vaccine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18652550               

After the antirabies vaccine Virorab, Sanofi Pasteur comes out with an intradermal Influenza vaccine

Dear Friends, After Virorab, Sanofi-Pasteur has come out with a low-cost Intradermal Influenza vaccine Intanza® / IDflu® vaccine*, see the link below, http://198.73.159.214/sanofi-pasteur2/ImageServlet?imageCode=24890&siteCode=SP_CORP Dr. Omesh BhartiM.B.B.S.,D.H.M.,M.A.E.(Epidemiology)Directorate of Health Safety and Regulation, Himachal Pradesh+91-9418120302...

Verorab I/D use

Dear Friends, It is a great pleasure to know that now Virorav has also come out with the intradermal option (attachment). This will be a further boost to the intradermal ARV campaign in India to controll rabies. After Rabipur, Abhyrab and Indirav, this will be the fourth drug offering a low-cost intradermal option in India. Regards, Dr. Omesh BhartiM.B.B.S., D.H.M., M.A.E. (Epidemiology)Directorate of Health Safety and Regulation, Himachal Pradesh+91-9418120302[email=bhartiome...

Report on Intradermal Delivery of Vaccines

We would like to share a report on intradermal delivery of vaccines that was commissioned by PATH's Disposable Jet Injector Project and Project Optimize (a collaborative project between WHO and PATH). The report was authored by Julian Hickling and Rebecca Jones from Working in Tandem Ltd. The purpose of the report is three-fold: 1) To summarize the clinical evidence supporting the intradermal route for vaccine administration and the devices being developed for this purpose; 2) to determine whe...

POST 01308E: APPLICABILITY OF CDC’S INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION

POST 01308E: APPLICABILITY OF CDC’S INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION RECOMMENDATIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 20 AUGUST 2008 ******************************************* For most childhood vaccines, intramuscular injection is the preferred route of administration. The vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh is the preferred site for infants up to 12 to 18 months of age, and the deltoid muscle of the shoulder is preferred for children older than 18 months of age. When properly delivered to the intram...

POST 01298E: NEEDLE-FREE INJECTORS

POST 01298E: NEEDLE-FREE INJECTORS FOLLOW-UP ON POST 01292E 3 AUGUST 2008 ******************************************* PATH is researching the use of disposable-cartridge jet injectors (DCJIs) for the delivery of vaccines in developing-country public-sector immunization programs. DCJIs potentially offer substantial improvements to health care worker safet...

POST 01295E: NEED FOR A FEASIBILITY BASELINE FOR MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS

POST 01295E: NEED FOR A FEASIBILITY BASELINE FOR MEDICAL WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS 29 JULY 2008 ******************************************* Vijay Machcha from ITPI stresses the need to introduce the concept of baseline for medical waste disposal technologies just as it is done for CDM projects. ---------- Efficient waste management is crucial to ensuring a safer planet. When it comes to healthcare services, in addition to the solid municipal waste that is produced, there is also the shar...

POST 01292E: NEEDLE-FREE/COLD CHAIN-FREE VACCINE DELIVERY

POST 01292E: NEEDLE-FREE/COLD CHAIN-FREE VACCINE DELIVERY 20 JULY 2008 ******************************************* A peep into the future with regard to needle-free vaccine delivery reveals that innumerable innovative technologies are being researched to deliver vaccines. These range from aerosols to nasal sprays to respirable vaccines (remember the ‘primitive ways’ of gaining immunity against smallpox). The significance of the research outcomes is huge in terms of implication for vaccine s...

Post 01273e: Continuing The Debate On Energy For Health

POST 01273E: CONTINUING THE DEBATE ON ENERGY FOR HEALTH: FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS/SYRINGE MANUFACTURE AND ENERGY USE FOLLOW-UP ON POSTS: POSTS 01265E,

POST 01272E: LOW-TECH SOLUTIONS IMPROVE IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE--THE TRACKING BAG STORY

POST 01272E: LOW-TECH SOLUTIONS IMPROVE IMMUNIZATION COVERAGE--THE TRACKING BAG STORY 26 MAY 2008 ******************************************* Tasnim Partapuri and his colleagues from IMMUNIZATIONBasics, India share this story about how tracking bags have enabled health workers in some Indian states to ensure better immunization coverage. Simple innovations like these go a long way in making a success of a programme. It is interesting to observe that, when it came to smallpox eradication in ...

POST 01182E : RETRACTABLE SYRINGE

POST 01182E : RETRACTABLE SYRINGE Follow-up on Posts 01166E and 01171E 5 November 2007 ____________________________________ In response to Vijay Kiran’ contribution, Prabir Chatterjee from India provides the following information. On the same site a would-be interesting link "Disposing Immunization Waste in India" is unavailable because of an error in the URL NOTE : We ask all of you to sign your contributions and identify yourself with your full name, and if you have,...

POST 01176E : PIS/PQS

POST 01176E : PIS/PQS 24 October 2007 ____________________________________ Dear all, WHO PQS secretariat is happy to announce official release of the PQS E10 "safety box for the disposal of used sharps" product specifications and verification protocol which were approved by the PQS steering group on 28 September 2007. The new product specifications and verification protocol as well as the guidelines for manufacturers of waste management equipment are available online. Wi...

POST 01171E : RETRACTABLE SYRINGE

POST 01171E : RETRACTABLE SYRINGE Follow-up on Post 01166E 14 October 2007 ____________________________________ [log in to unmask]">Vijay Kiran from India contributes the following comments raising again an important issue of disposal. We have discussed sharps disposal many times before, as recently as June and July 2007 (Posts 01111E and 01121E). John Lloyd had said that "industrial kilns achieve higher temperatures and have less emissions than WDUs, so surely this is a...

POST 01166E : RETRACTABLE SYRINGE

POST 01166E : RETRACTABLE SYRINGE 3 October 2007 ________________________________ Carib Nelson from PATH is sending you the summary of the following report "Evaluation of a Retractable Syringe in South Africa". As said in his message, the full report is available upon request. NOTE : The "posting" sub-page of our website will be soon edited. May’s postings will be deleted. All those who wish to keep the list of postings in a Word document, please copy it now. It c...

POST 01162E : NEEDLE REMOVER ASSESSMENT

POST 01162E : NEEDLE REMOVER ASSESSMENT 26 September 2007 _______________________________________ It is Guyana’s turn to publish a needle removers’ assessment (865K). It was sent by Nicole Dupré of Initiatives Inc., and forwarded with very positive comments by James Cheyne and Carib Nelson both from PATH.. _______________________________________ I think this may be the breakthrough we have all been seeking for all these years to get needle cutters more widely accepted... Chee...

POST 01142E : PQS DOCUMENTS : DRAFTS FOR COMMENTS

POST 01142E : PQS DOCUMENTS : DRAFTS FOR COMMENTS 16 August 2007 _____________________________ Dear all, Final drafts of the PQS E10 category performance_ specifications and verification_protocol for safety box for the disposal of used sharps are now available. We would appreciate your comments to finalize the documents. Please provide your comments either in table format or in track changes mode in Word. Please send your comments to pqsinfo with copy to Mr. Andrew_Garnett not later...

POST 01108E : NEEDLE REMOVER EVALUATION

POST 01108E : NEEDLE REMOVER EVALUATION 19 June 2007 _____________________________________ NOTE : Adjustments, to be expected, have been made to the Expert database, to solve the few reported problems, especially those concerned with updating one's own data. Some modifications to the design have also been made. We hope that this database will now be fully operational. We thank all those who recently registered and invite potential consultants who haven't done so yet. The message below...

POST 01103E : EVALUATION OF SYRINGE MELTING

POST 01102E : EVALUATION OF SYRINGE MELTING 9 June 2007 _____________________________________ PATH conducted a field evaluation of 3 prototype syringe melters in Indonesia. These low-cost approaches to syringe melting used local fuel, such as wood, coconut husks, or stoves, as heat sources. All three were effective in reducing the syringes into a small volume of plastic. Areas requiring design modifications were identified for all three. In general there were difficulties with using ...

Post 01089e : Needle Remover Evaluation

TECHNET21 E-FORUM Technical network for strengthening immunization services Contributions to: mailto:technet21@ccisd.org or use your reply button! __________________________________________________________ POST 01089E : NEEDLE REMOVER EVALUATION 6 May 2007 ____________________________________ Carib Nelson (mailto:cnelson@path.org) from PATH is sending this report of a new needle-remover evaluation conducted in Senegal. Please note that the document is heavy at 4.65 MB. ______________...

POST 01056E : USE OF ALCOHOL FOR VACCINE INJECTIONS

POST 01056E : USE OF ALCOHOL FOR VACCINE INJECTIONS Follow-up on Posts 01029E, 01036E, 01044E and 01051E 20 February 2007 _______________________________ I thought that the last posting would end the debate on this topic. But three more contributions were received. The first is from Augustine Akubue (mailto:akubueaugustine@yahoo.com) from Nigeria. The second is from Oleg Benesh (mailtobenes@sanepid.md) from Moldova. And finally, a short comment from Lydie Maoungou Minguiel...

POST 01051E : USE OF ALCOHOL FOR VACCINE INJECTIONS

POST 01051E : USE OF ALCOHOL FOR VACCINE INJECTIONS Follow-up on Posts 01029E, 01036E and 01044E 8 February 2007 ________________________________________ This posting contains three contributions. I believe that this will likely settle the issue. The first is from Serge Ganivet (mailto:GanivetS@whoafr.org) from WHO/AFRO in Zimbabwe. The second is from Anil Varshney (mailto:anilvarshney@yahoo.com) from India. Anil had contributed earlier to this discussion. Finally, Adwoa Be...
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