Cold chain innovations - learnings from field evaluations of freeze protection and energy harvesting (16th TechNet Conference)
Freeze preventive vaccine carriers are now available to protect freeze-sensitive vaccines during transport. This session will share experiences, challenges and learnings from a field trial in Nepal where the Family Health Division and BPKIHS evaluated several freeze-preventive vaccine carriers over the past year. Energy harvest control (EHCs) provide a new way to utilize excess solar energy from solar direct drive (SDD) refrigerators. Senegal has been testing this new technology with several SDDs and is sharing the findings, learnings and challenges of EHC (session in French). See related YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f3hkvWWhvg&feature=youtu.be).