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 with little or no electricity. It provides background about the technology and some practical guidance about weighing this option for specific situations.

Corporate author(s): PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: May 2013

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Direct-Drive Solar Vaccine Refrigerators—A New Choice for Vaccine Storage [French]

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Also known as: Réfrigérateurs Solaires sans Batterie - Une Nouvelle Option pour le Stockage des Vaccins

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This publication is part of the series Project Optimize evidence brief series

Related regions: Global

See also: Health technologies > Vaccine delivery

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