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Topic: Cold chain technologies

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Now is the Time

Recent advances in vaccine science have enabled more countries to provide newer, lifesaving vaccines to more people. However, the impact of these vaccines is often constrained by delays and vaccine waste due to stressed and aging vaccine supply and …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Ocean Shipment of Vaccines

In consideration of the volatile global economy, the growing costs of airfreight, and the risk associated with diminished air cargo capacity, project Optimize evaluated ocean freight as a potentially secure and economic alternative method to …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Opportunities and Challenges of Developing Thermostable Vaccines

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, reviews approaches being used to develop thermostable vaccine formulations that are resistant to damage caused by freezing or excessive heat and could reduce dependence on the cold …

Author: Chen D, Kristensen D

Published: 2009

Op.ti.mize

The Op.ti.mize e-newsletter is a quarterly publication that highlights advances and innovations in health care logistics, technologies, and policy. Developed by Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, this …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Optimize: Albania Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Albania as part of a partnership between project Optimize (a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH) and the Albanian Institute of …

Author: Albanian Institute of Public Health, PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Immunization Systems and Technologies for Tomorrow

Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, has been given a unique mandate to think far into the future: to put technological and scientific advances to work, helping define the ideal characteristics and …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2009

Optimize: Senegal Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Senegal from 2009 to 2012 as part of a partnership between project Optimize and the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Tunisia Report

This report presents the results and findings of three demonstration projects undertaken in Tunisia as part of a partnership between project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Health. Between 2009 and 2012, the partnership aimed to demonstrate …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Optimize: Vietnam Report

This report presents the results of demonstration projects and other activities undertaken in Vietnam as part of a partnership between project Optimize and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. The activities aimed to demonstrate innovations in …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Out-of-cold-chain Delivery of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose in Four Districts of Vietnam

This document summarizes the results of a study of out-of-the-cold-chain approaches for improving on-time delivery of birth doses of the hepatitis B vaccine in four districts of Vietnam.

Author: PATH; National Expanded Program on Immunization, Vietnam

Published: 2006

Preventing Freeze Damage to Vaccines

This aide-memoire details best practices in how to prevent freeze damage to vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2007

Preventing Freezing in Cold Boxes and Vaccine Carriers

This handout emphasizes the importance of, and methods for, preventing accidental freezing of heat-sensitive products in vaccine carriers. It illustrates how different configurations of ice packs affect temperature and show typical temperature …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Preventing Freezing in Vaccine Carriers

As part of the project Optimize traveling exhibit featuring immunization supply chain innovations being developed and tested in different countries around the world, this banner and these handouts emphasize the importance of, and methods for, …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Preventing Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain

Vaccine freezing in the cold chain is increasingly recognized as a serious threat to immunization programs. This zipped set of materials includes background information on the freezing problem (two literature reviews and a PowerPoint presentation); …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: From Decision to Implementation and Monitoring

This report reviews the principles and issues to be considered when making decisions about, planning, and implementing the introduction of a vaccine into a national immunization program. It also highlights ways to use the opportunity provided by the …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2014

Project Optimize's Flickr Photostream

Using new technologies and scientific advances, project Optimize intends to help transform the vaccine supply chain, enabling it to meet the demands of an increasingly large and costly portfolio of vaccines. This project Optimize flickr photostream …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Protecting Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines From Freeze Damage

This fact sheet describes how PATH developed a low-cost and straightforward technology for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted liquid vaccines from the irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global …

Author: PATH

Published: 2012

Protocol for Evaluating Freezing in the Vaccine Cold Chain

This protocol is designed to document the level of freezing in the cold chain and identify specific problem areas where corrective actions are warranted. It can be tailored to an individual program’s resources: a simple, low-cost study can be done …

Author: PATH

Published: 2003

Pull Mechanisms for Value-Added Technologies for Vaccines

Project Optimize, a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization, commissioned this white paper to examine the issues influencing vaccine producer willingness to advance, adopt, and commercialize value-added technologies for …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2009

Reading Time-Temperature Indicators With the Uniject™ Device

This job aid illustrates how to read time-temperature indicators with the Uniject™ device, which is an autodisable, prefilled, single-use syringe that can be used with vaccines.

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

Reading Time-Temperature Indicators With the Uniject™ Device: Worksheet

This worksheet can be used during trainings to help health workers learn how to read time-temperature indicators on the Uniject™ device, which is an autodisable, prefilled, single-use syringe that can be used with vaccines.

Author: PATH

Published: 2009

The Right Shot: Extending the Reach of Affordable and Adapted Vaccines

Lack of information on both the price and the different product characteristics of vaccines limits countries’ ability to operate affordable and effective immunization programs. This report aims to remedy some of the existing knowledge gaps by …

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières

Published: 2012

Senegal: Integrating and Streamlining Health Supply Chains

This document describes how project Optimize is collaborating with the Senegalese Ministry of Health to demonstrate innovations in the supply chain that can help to increase efficiency and improve performance, preparing the country for the …

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Published: 2012

SnapShots Archive

SnapShots was an electronic publication of the IMMUNIZATIONbasics project (which ran from 2004 to 2009) and was designed to provide busy public health professionals with references and periodic updates from the immunization world. Although the …

Author: IMMUNIZATIONbasics

Software for National-Level Vaccine Cold Chain Equipment Management

The Cold Chain Equipment Manager (CCEM) is an inventory and planning tool that utilizes Microsoft Access–based software and analytic tools to help with data collection and analysis. Planning algorithms, data visualization, system modeling, and …

Author: University of Washington, PATH

Published: 2012

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