Journal article

Improving cold chain systems: Challenges and solutions

While a number of new vaccines have been rolled out across the developing world (with more vaccines in the pipeline), cold chain systems are struggling to efficiently support national immunization programs in ensuring the availability of safe and potent vaccines. This article reflects on the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) experience working since 2010 with national immunization programs and partners to improve vaccines cold chains in 10 countries—Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Mozambique, Lesotho and India – to identify the root causes and solutions for three common issues limiting cold chain performance

Languages

  • English

Publication year

2017

Journal

Vaccine

Volume

17

Type

Journal article

Categories

  • Supply chain & logistics

Countries

  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Uganda
  • United Republic Of Tanzania

Tags

  • Distribution system
  • Temperature monitoring

WHO Regions

  • African Region
  • South-East Asia Region

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