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Topic: Cold chain technologies

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Temperature Monitoring for Vaccine Quality

This fact sheet describes a collaboration between the Albanian Ministry of Health and Project Optimize to install a short message service–based system that monitors and logs temperature conditions in peripheral cold chain equipment. The team aims …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Temperature Recording System in National Vaccine Stores of Khartoum, Sudan, and Tehran, Iran

Both Iran and Sudan utilize an alarm-based temperature recording system to monitor the performance of their national immunization cold stores. To better the utility and application of such systems in other countries, this report documents the …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2010

Temperature Sensitivity of Vaccines

This document addresses issues regarding potential exposure of temperature-sensitive vaccines to freezing temperatures and provides updated information on vaccine vial monitors, as well as a discussion of future advances in cold chain technology.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2006

Too Hot, Too Cold: Issues with Vaccine Storage

This article, published in Pediatrics, describes the importance of following recommendations for vaccine storage and outlines specific steps immunization providers should take to prevent storage of vaccines outside of their required temperatures.

Author: Pickering LK, Wallace G, Rodewald L

Publication date: 2006

Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM)

This eight-module training manual aims to help mid-level immunization managers effectively deliver vaccines to their communities. The modules are focused on: cold chain, vaccines, and safe-injection equipment management; partnering with the …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2008

Tunisia: Demonstrating Innovative Health Supply Chain Solutions

This document describes how project Optimize and the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health are collaborating to explore new logistics and supply chain solutions that can optimize the vaccine supply chain.

Author: PATH; World Health Organization

Publication date: 2012

Understanding the Root Causes of Cold Chain Equipment Failure: Results From a Pilot Study in Uganda

This document reports the results of a case study in Uganda to identify and understand the causes of vaccine cold chain equipment failure. It explains the reasons for the equipment failure and provides recommendations to four key …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Unplugged and Keeping Cool—Testing Off-Grid Vaccine Storage Solutions in Vietnam

Keeping heat-sensitive vaccines at the right temperature is crucial yet often difficult in areas with limited or no electrical power. Project Optimize collaborated with the Vietnam National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate two …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

USAID and PATH: Working Together to Improve Global Health

This fact sheet describes the partnership between PATH and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve global health around the world. It covers work supported by USAID across several of PATH’s platforms, including the …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Use of MenAfriVac in a Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) in Benin

This six-minute video describes the first campaign against meningitis A in Benin using MenAfriVac conjugate vaccine in a controlled temperature chain (CTC), conducted from November 15 to 25, 2012. The use of a CTC meant that the vaccine could be …

Author: Agence de Médecine Preventive, PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Use of MenAfriVac™ (Meningitis A Vaccine) in a Controlled Temperature Chain (CTC) During Campaigns

The need to keep vaccines in a 2°C to 8°C cold chain is a constraining factor for many immunization campaigns due to limited storage capacity and/or ice pack freezing capacity. In 2012, based on a thorough review of scientific data by regulatory …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2013

Using Solar-Powered Refrigeration for Vaccine Storage Where Other Sources of Reliable Electricity are Inadequate or Costly

Large areas of many developing countries have no grid electricity, which is a serious challenge that threatens the continuity of the vaccine cold chain. This article, published in Vaccine, highlights some lessons learned with solar-powered …

Author: McCarney S, Robertson J, Arnaud J, Lorenson K, Lloyd J

Publication date: 2013

Vaccinating Children Beyond the ‘Cold Chain’: Extending the Heat Stability of Vaccines

This issue brief reviews the topic of temperature sensitivity of vaccines and the effects it has on the distribution of vaccines to children in low-resource countries. It explores the cost of vaccination damage, potential heat-stabilizing vaccine …

Author: Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign

Vaccine Carrier Water-Pack Freezing: Results From Studies on Visual Inspection Methods to Assess Freeze Status and on Water-Pack Temperature and Expansion During Freezing

This report summarizes experiments to develop a visual inspection method for determining whether water-packs are frozen, partially frozen, or unfrozen when removed from a freezer for use in vaccine carriers. It also examines water-pack temperature …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Carriers: Are They Meeting Stakeholders’ Needs?

This report presents the findings of a literature review and survey that aimed to improve understanding of current uses of vaccine carriers and the needs of global health stakeholders.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Vaccine Innovation Lexicon

This document aims to establish a common vaccine innovation vocabulary to help ensure clarity in communications about innovations applied to vaccine products to increase their programmatic suitability, reduce overall costs, bolster supply security …

Author: PATH, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Publication date: 2016

Vaccine Management and Logistics

This section of the World Health Organization website focuses on vaccine management issues including the cold chain, transport, stock management, and reconstitution of vaccines.

Author: World Health Organization

Vaccine Redux

This issue of Global Health Magazine is focused on the topic of vaccines and immunization, and contains several expert-authored articles about different aspects of vaccine development and use worldwide. The issue includes an article co-authored by …

Author: Global Health Council

Publication date: 2010

Vaccine Stock Management: Guidelines on Stock Records for Immunization Program and Vaccines Store Manager

This document was developed to assist countries in improving vaccine stock management practices in accordance with the WHO-UNICEF Effective Vaccine Store Management initiative. It reviews approaches and tools for recording necessary information. …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2007

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

This toolkit is a comprehensive guide for health care providers on recommendations and best practices for vaccine storage and handling. It addresses a variety of topics including elements of an effective cold chain, how to use different temperature …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2016

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