Tag: cold chain

Getting @Vaccines where they need to go

Getting vaccines where they need to go, on time and intact, is no simple feat. This is particularly true in the developing world where vaccines face many obstacles such as poorly planned delivery routes, archaic data collecting methods that still rely on pen and paper, a lack of well-trained support staff to manage the supply chain, poor transport and logistics systems, and insufficient cold chain oversight, to name a...

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Vaccines “beyond the cold chain”

  John Lloyd, Vaccine Supply Chain Consultant.  In the final struggle to reach children in areas of difficult access, immunization managers will surely need to use vaccines to the limits of their temperature stability with the least logistic...

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Keeping our cool – cold chain lessons from Vietnam

Joanie Robertson, Supply Chain Manager, Gavi While significant money is spent by the Gavi Alliance on vaccine grants and on cold chain equipment through grants to strengthen health systems, the responsibility and expense of maintaining that equipment generally falls to...

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Following the Cold Chain in Bangladesh

Leilia Dore, World Health Organisation In Bangladesh, routine immunisation reaches over 82 % of children with the vaccines they need to protect them against diseases like polio, measles, tetanus and many...

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Smart Supply Chain – helping vaccines get to where they need to be

Bettina Zoch-Özel,  KfW Development Bank  Tanzania has introduced an ambitious immunization scheme that includes visits at home and to far-away places. Photo: Gavi Path/Doune Porter.  It’s amazing to see what can be achieved with an idea and a few key ingredients: a solid strategy, the will to change things, a good implementing mechanism, the money to move forward and a big portion of...

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Dr Anil Agarwal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

“Scaling up of pentavalent vaccines will save thousands of lives in Rajasthan because this will give a regional advantage Haemophilus influenzae type b bacterium, which is causing meningitis in many children and also...

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