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Health Supply Chain Management Courses in EN/FR, Nairobi, Kenya, July 2017
Dear Colleagues, After tremendous success in November 2016, PSA is pleased to announce that we are once again bringing our training courses to Nairobi, Kenya in July 2017. This is an opportunity for you and your staff to join our highly professional and dedicated trainers for in-person training on Health Supply Chain Management in either English or French from July 10th, 2017. Health Supply Chain Management (HSCM) - Nairobi - July 2017 in English or French The objective of this course is to ...
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Posted on Jueves, Marzo 23 2017, 02:32 PM
Arrival patterns at health clinics
I was wondering if someone with experience on the subject could comment - even very generally - on daily arrival patterns of individuals (children) seeking routine immunizations (WHO-EPI vaccines) at health clinics in low and middle income countries? Are these pretty steady throughout the day or do there tend to be more arrivals at certain times of the day compared to others? Are there differences in these patterns depending on geographic location (urban, rural, etc.) and on time of the month/ye...
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Posted on Martes, Marzo 14 2017, 05:23 PM
  • #Coverage monitoring
New case studies on SDD vaccine refrigeration projects
WHO and UNICEF have just published a new evidence brief on solar direct-drive (SDD) vaccine refrigerators and freezers. It includes case studies from Tanzania, Colombia and Kenya, as well as an overview of SDD technology and how to make sure that SDD technology is the right choice. Here's the link: http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/general/WHO_IVB_17.01 This is the document summary: “Solar direct-drive (SDD) refrigerators and freezers can be a good option for vaccine storage in areas ...
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Posted on Viernes, Marzo 10 2017, 10:17 AM
  • #Refrigerator / freezer
  • #SDD
  • #Solar
Immunization Delivery Costing: Request for Grey Literature
Dear TechNet-21 Community, ThinkWell and John Snow, Inc. (JSI) kicked off a 3-year project in September 2016 – the Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) – which is an exciting complement to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s EPIC costing and financing project. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ICAN aims to increase the visibility, availability, understanding, and use of evidence on the cost of delivering immunization services. As part of the project, we are embar...
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Posted on Lunes, Marzo 20 2017, 05:18 PM
  • #Planning, budgeting, and financing
APPLY NOW - Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management on Wheels, 12-17 June 2017, Greece
Dear Colleagues, The award winning Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management on Wheels course will be held in Greece (Athens to Thessaloniki), 12-17 June 2017. The course is an experiential application of Good Distribution Practices for pharmaceuticals and vaccines. This year's course will be mentored by Dr Umit Kartoglu (WHO, Geneva), Dr Jim Vesper (LearningPlus, USA), David Ulrich (Abbvie, USA) and Alan Kennedy (Team-Up, UK). The route will take us from Athens, though Volos, Larissa, Litochoro to...
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Posted on Miércoles, Marzo 15 2017, 11:47 AM
  • #Distribution system
  • #Training




Blowkings BK-VC 3.4-CF
"This is my feedback on blow kings vaccine carrier that we used in Central Visayas, Region VII, Philippines health centers namely: Cebu province, Bohol province, Siquijor province, and Negros Oriental province. Please see photos attached on the right. Hoping that this deficiency can be corrected by the manufacturer. ..."
Logtag VaxTag
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Berlinger Fridge-tag
"This is an excellent post. Thank you Patrick. Can we have more reports, please on equipment that you think works well and on equipment that does not work well? It would be useful to see more reports on the quality of cold boxes, vaccine carriers, syringes, freezers,..."
Berlinger Fridge-tag
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Dulas Solar VC 65-2
"The Dulas VC-65 device was included in the equipment sampling evaluated by PATH in our recent analysis of refrigerator failures that occurred within 8 years of procurement in Uganda. In total, 11 Dulas VC-65 devices assessed. The causes of device failure included refrigerant leak (5), control unit failure (2), thermostat..."

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