Introducing solar cold chain equipment to immunization programmes
This collection brings together some useful resources on introducing solar cold chain equipment to immunization programmes. Please contact me if you wish to add a resource.
- This evidence brief developed by project Optimize is directed toward supply chain managers in low-and middle-income countries and provides information about direct-drive solar refrigerators, which may be a good option for vaccine storage in areas wi...Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- This photo set contains photographs by project Optimize of the installation and initial testing of two battery-free solar refrigerators in May 2011 in Vietnam.Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two technolo...Author: PATH, World Health Organization
- Introducing solar-powered vaccine refrigerator and freezer systems. A guide for managers in national immunization programmesRefrigerators powered by gas or kerosene have long been considered the best option for storing vaccines in areas with unreliable electricity. Even so, drawbacks with these devices have made keeping vaccines at temperatures within the safe range of +...Author: World Health OrganizationYear of publication: 2015View
- The primary objectives of this document are to provide a step-by-step approach of a successful acquisition/introduction of solar cold chain equipment for vaccines management, and to share the lessons learned by AMP in introducing solar cold chain eq...Author: Hamadou M DICKO
- Using solar-powered refrigeration for vaccine storage where other sources of reliable electricity are inadequate or costlyThis paper highlights some lessons learned with solar-powered refrigeration, and discusses some critical factors for successful introduction of solar units into immunization programs in the future including: sustainable financing mechanisms and ince...Author: McCarney S, Robertson J, Arnaud J, Lorenson K, Lloyd J