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Topic: Cold chain technologies

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Domestic Refrigerators for Vaccine Storage in Tunisia: Conclusion and Recommendations

This project Optimize document summarizes a laboratory report on performance testing of four models of domestic refrigerators that are available on the Tunisian market. Project Optimize contracted the tests to demonstrate to the government the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

An Economic Evaluation of the Controlled Temperature Chain Approach for Vaccine Logistics: Evidence From a Study Conducted During a Meningitis A Vaccine Campaign in Togo

This article, published in The Pan African Medical Journal, reports the results of a costing study conducted in Togo’s Central Region during a 2014 MenAfriVac® vaccine introduction campaign. The study evaluated the economic benefits of using an …

Author: Mvundura M, Lydon P, Gueye A, et al.

Publication date: 2017

Effectively Introducing a New Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine in Africa: The Burkina Faso Experience

In 2010, Burkina Faso conducted a country-wide campaign to introduce a new Group A meningococcal conjugate vaccine, MenAfriVac™. Leading up to this effort, the following challenges were successfully managed: (1) conducting a large safety study …

Author: Djingarey MH, Barry R, Bonkoungou M, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Effects of Freezing on Vaccine Potency: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about the effects of freezing on vaccine potency of hepatitis B, tetanus toxoid, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccines. Also included is a review of stability data of these vaccines at …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2003

Energy Harvesting Controls for Solar Direct-Drive Cooling Systems: A Laboratory Testing Report

Photovoltaic power generation (solar panels) can be a useful means to power equipment essential to storing, delivering, and supplying vaccines in settings where mains power is not available or is unreliable. This report presents the methods and …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2017

Evaluating the Sure Chill Long-Term Passive Device in Senegal: Field Evaluation Report

In remote locations, which often have high ambient temperatures and where there is no reliable power, it is a huge challenge to keep vaccines at a safe temperature for a sufficient length of time. This report summarizes the results of PATH’s field …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Evidence of Vaccine Freezing in the Cold Chain: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about evidence of vaccine freezing in the cold chain. The document is part of a series that describes the serious risk of freezing vaccines and World Health Organization-recommended …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2003

Exposure to Heat and Freezing in the Vaccine Cold Chain in Thailand

Good cold chain practice is essential to maintain full immunogenicity of vaccines. This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that aimed to identify the likelihood and extent of exposure to inappropriate temperatures in the vaccine cold …

Author: Techathawat S, Varinsathien P, Rasdjarmrearnsook A, Tharmaphornpilas P

Publication date: 2006

Forecast Report: Freeze-Safe Vaccine Carriers—Modeling the Potential Global Market

This report uses a model developed by PATH to assess the global market for cold chain equipment innovations. It focuses on passive freeze-safe vaccine carriers that can reduce vaccine product exposure to freezing temperatures during transportation …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2015

Freeze-Protection of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines: PATH Formulation Technology

PATH has developed a low-cost and straightforward approach for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines from irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global health contain an aluminum-salt adjuvant (such …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

A Freeze-Stable Formulation for DTwP and DTaP Vaccines

This article, published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, reports on a study that examined a freeze-stable formulation of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-whole-cell (DTwP) and acellular (DTaP) vaccines. The authors found that the tested …

Author: Xue H, Yang B, Kristensen DD, Chen D

Publication date: 2014

Freezing Temperatures in the Vaccine Cold Chain: A Systematic Literature Review

This analysis, published in the journal Vaccine, highlights the pervasiveness of accidental freezing across the cold chain and makes recommendations for addressing the problem. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free …

Author: Matthias DM, Robertson J, Garrison MM, Newland S, Nelson C

Publication date: 2007

Getting Started With Vaccine Vial Monitors: Questions and Answers on Field Operations

This excellent, comprehensive training manual addresses and answers important questions about using vaccine vial monitors in the field.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2002

Harnessing Solar Energy for Health Needs

Many health facilities in remote areas operate without grid electricity, have unreliable electricity, or find that using electricity is too costly. In these settings, solar energy is a promising solution for powering the storage and transportation …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

A HealthTech Historical Profile: Vaccine Vial Monitors

A major problem in immunization programs throughout the world has been the challenge of monitoring and managing the temperature of vaccines as they travel through the distribution chain to the destinations where they are used. This report provides …

Author: PATH, US Agency for International Development

Publication date: 2005

How to Calculate Vaccine Volumes and Cold Chain Capacity Requirements

This module provides guidance on calculating vaccine volumes; evaluating cold chain storage capacity and requirements; and calculating cold chain storage needs for coolant-packs and the dry-storage capacity required for immunization-related …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2017

How to Develop a Repair and Maintenance System for Cold Chain Equipment

Intended for Expanded Programme on Immunization managers, logisticians, cold chain managers, and decision-makers at national and subnational levels, this training module introduces the recommended components of a national cold chain equipment …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2017

How to Monitor Temperatures in the Vaccine Supply Chain

This training module focuses on temperature monitoring of vaccines and provides updated implementation guidance on vaccine vial monitors and various temperature monitoring tools for cold rooms and fridges, including new devices that monitor and log …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2015

How to Use Passive Containers and Coolant-Packs for Vaccine Transport and Outreach Operations

This training module provides guidance on how to develop a transport strategy for vaccines that minimizes the risk of exposure to freezing through the correct use of passive containers and their associated coolant-packs. It covers vaccine transport …

Author: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund

Publication date: 2015

Immunization Logistics and Supply Systems: From Vision to Action

This report summarizes workshops held in July 2010 by Project Optimize (a collaboration between PATH and the World Health Organization) in Washington, DC, and Seattle to engage stakeholders from a wide variety of organizations related to …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2010

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