Cold chain equipment

Cold chain equipment

All topics related to equipment used to support the immunization cold chain, such as refrigerators, freezers, insulated containers, water-packs, and temperature monitoring devices; covers equipment selection, procurement, installation, repair, maintenance and performance.

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Mission Rabies field teams in Malawi used adhesive temperature monitors during a four week mass vaccination drive. Two different Timestrip temperature monitors were used to alert the teams to the critical temperature thresholds of 0°C and 30°C.  As freezing rapidly damages vaccines, each vaccine box was labelled with a monitor…

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Despite marginal improvements and millions of dollars of supply chain investments by development partners and bilateral donors to address supply chain system challenges, Nigeria’s public health supply chain continues to be ineffective, inefficient, fragmented, and wasteful. Existing State and donor driven supply chain interventions are inadequate and necessitate bold innovative…

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No electricity, no problem. Seventy-four solar refrigerators will be distributed to more than 100 health centers in Cyclone Winston affected areas in Fiji, to ensure life-saving vaccines or medicines stay effective even without electricity.Following the category five cyclone in February 2016 which caused widespread damage to health and community infrastructure…

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Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places much easier, cheaper and safer. Vaccines and many other medicines contain proteins which break down and become unusable at room…

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A new way to store and cool vaccines during the last mile of their journey to the clinic claimed the £5000 in this year's Institute of Global Health Innovation's Student Challenges Competition. The competition, which is now in its fifth year, provides a platform for UK-based students to showcase their…

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The NSW Health department has launched an investigation into a western Sydney hospital where several babies were given a potentially ineffective vaccine. Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is in the process of contacting 282 mothers after a fridge that stored routine hepatitis B vaccines was discovered with low temperature readings. Read more

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Google.org and Gavi announced a new partnership today to help tech start-up Nexleaf Analytics strengthen vaccine cold chain equipment for developing countries. Google.org’s contribution of US$ 2 million, which will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s funding to the Gavi Matching Fund, will be used to help…

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Liliane explained the change that has come about since the arrival of the fridges in how the volunteers run mass and routine vaccination campaigns in the area. "Thanks to the solar fridge, we can now vaccinate new-born babies in a timely manner without fear of missing vaccines. Before we had…
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