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REPOST: Refrigerated vehicles in immunization programmes survey

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 depend on one or a small number of refrigerated vehicles may be seriously impeded if a vehicle breaks down or is unable to maintain the temperature range that is required for t...

When should Ministries of Health use refrigerated vehicles to deliver vaccines?

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 classic pickup trucks loaded with cold boxes: The number of vaccines used in national immunization programmes has roughly doubled over the past 20 years and the number of new...

Does your immunization programme use refrigerated vehicles to deliver vaccines?

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 answers to TechNet-21 to three questions below: Excluding routine servicing, has the vehicle needed to be repaired over the past three years? Inside the refrigerated body have you ...

Take the PQS survey on the use of refrigerated vehicles in immunization programmes

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 depend on one or a small number of refrigerated vehicles may be seriously impeded if a vehicle breaks down or is unable to maintain the temperature range that is required f...

Refrigerated truck monitoring systems - Measuring interval of logging

Dear Colleagues,
Could you please share any links for documents (regulations or guidelines) where disscussed measuring interval for refrigerated truck monitoring systems (print-paper loggers).
Оr please share practice in your country.
Thank you in advance,
Regards...

Refrigerated vehicles and non cold items

Dear Colleagues Is there any guidance (ideally offical and/or anecdotal) on transportation of non cold chain items in refrigerated vehicles? Assuming vehicles have space, (are making journeys less than half full), are there any concerns about transporting non cold chain, vaccine related supplies (syringes etc.) together with vaccines? There are of course programmatic benefits to transporting these items together but can they compromise the cold chain due to their being...

16 Technical Supplements to Annex 9: Model guidance for the storage and transport of time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products are published online

Dear All,

I would like to share with you the good news of the online publication of the “Technical Supplements to Annex 9: Model guidance for the storage and transport of time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products” (a total of 447 pages). Our dear friend Andrew GARNETT was the series editor for the 16 technical supplements in addition to authoring four and co-authoring one of the supplements. This whole work would have not been possible without him. It was an intense...

Optimize Choices for Vaccine Transport

This post follows another on in-country Vaccine Transport a week ago, inviting discussion of the post and suggesting we discuss a revision of vaccine transport temperatures around a single temperature requirement; +2C to +8C during 48 hours with excursions 100kgs) requires rolling and lifting trolleys which, in turn require smooth floor finishes and preferably no changes in level;
- Large or palletized air-shipment materials may be hard to handle, store and dispose if re-used at sub-nat...

EVM assessment highlights supply chain improvements in Vietnam

by Nguyen Van Cuong, NEPI, and Vu Minh Huong, PATH

Earlier this year, Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunization (NEPI) conducted an Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment to evaluate the country’s immunization logistics systems. The results reveal that key improvements have been made since the previous assessment was conducted in 2009.

The EVM assessment and plann...

Vaccine cold chain functional inventory and gap analysis: Iran (2011)

Many thanks to Mojtaba Haghgou for sharing this article with the forum.

Vaccine cold chain functional inventory and gap analysis: Looking at all existing cold chain equipment at one go
Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran, July 2011

By Dr. Mohsen Zahraei, EPI Manager and Mr. G. Zamani, Vaccine Logistics Manager, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran, Mr. A. Yarparvar, UNICEF Country Office Tehran, Iran, Mr. M. Haghgou, Consultant

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Cool innovations for vaccine transportation and storage

by Steve McCarney, John Lloyd, and Joanie Robertson, PATH

A group of public- and private-sector partners are collaborating with project Optimize to evaluate a range of innovative transportation and storage containers for heat-sensitive drugs and vaccines that operate in environments with or without access to reliable power. The following is a brief description of each technology, the niche it was designed to fill, and the context in which it will be tested.

Stationar...

Senegal launches demonstration of mobile warehouse

Written by: Madjiguène Ndiaye, SNEIPS; Ibrahima Leye, Consultant; and Mariama Gueye, PATH

On October 27, 2010, the Government of Senegal officially launched a new project to demonstrate the impact of various changes and upgrades to the vaccine supply chain including the use of mobile warehouses to deliver vaccines to the peripheral levels of the health system. The ceremony kicked off phase two of the Senegal demonstration project which is being jointly implemented by the Governm...
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