A new policy paper on the vaccine supply chain, "System Design: Repair or Replace," has recently been released. It's attached and can also be found here: villagereach.org/vrsite/wp-content/uploa...epair-or-Replace.pdf. This paper considers the broader concept of system design and how all components of a supply chain can fit together to be most efficient....
The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. IVAC contributes across the vaccine value chain, focusing on the generation and interpretation of evidence and translation into policies, vaccine...
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Since the endorsement of the decade-long Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2012, the WHO Secretariat is mandated to produce and disseminate each year an annual report that analyses progress towards achieving the various GVAP goals and objectives. This is done by reporting on key performance indicators for immunization in what is known...
My name is Nassor working with Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) formal known as Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) in Tanzania as Immunization Technical Advisor. I had a quick review of the SOP you shared, its real Good and capture everything that need to be done to maintain the refrigerator. Just one comment on the use of "ice pack" during defrost this...
"Given that I was told that SDD would not have performed well due to the heavy cloudy and rainy seasons by a certain manufacturer, I have opted for the VC 65-2 from Dulas. The packaging of this equipment was excellent as all 7 of them arrived safely to Benin. ..."
"I have purchased couple of these for districts and regional stores while working for AMP in Benin. These equipment, since their installation, have been working correctly. The equipment were well received and the packaging was excellent. Its huge volume is very helpful especially during mass campaigns for not..."
"During my time at AMP and principally at LOGIVAC’s demonstration site, I was looking to purchase a dozen BFRV55 for the various health centers that did not have access to grid electricity and that were using obsolete absorption refrigerators. I contacted the manufacturer and was advised by SELF to provide..."
"In 2011, Project Optimize collaborated with Vietnam’s National Expanded Programme on Immunization to evaluate the effectiveness of battery-free solar-powered vaccine refrigerators. Two True Energy BLF 100 DC refrigerators were installed in May 2011, one in Thanh Ba district, Phu Tho province and the other in Thanh Phu district, Ben Tre..."
"This model (as well as TCW3000AC) do not stand high voltage and should be connected to voltage stabilizers in all sites with voltage fluctuation. It should mention in the information sheet. Once it is burned, it is quite difficult to replace the part / compressor in many places as cold..."
"About 100 units were supplied and installed in Kenya during 2012. Evaluated in February 2014. Most of the models were found having a distorted ice-lining which is factory installed with some gel compund into the unit. Most likely, it is suspected that the plastic deformation of the 4..."
"Observation in February 2014 - of models supplied in 2012 to Kenya. The ice bank that is essential to ensure the cold life during the no-sun hour, is not locked in any manner. As a result health workers tend to use or remove these ice packs..."