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What is the recommended alarm temperature for vaccine storage
 I am setting up an alarm to indicate to high a temperature in a vaccine refrigerator.  I would appreciate it if someone could tell me the reccomended temperature and the time that  temperature must be maintained to set off the alarm?   My second question is if you what that time and temperature are based on?   Larry Schlussler       Sun Frost    ...
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Posted on Monday, August 28 2017, 07:29 PM
  • #Temperature indicator
BID Initiatives launches new briefs -- recommendations and lessons learned!
Dear all, Routine immunizations and new vaccine introductions are two best buys in global health. But while immunization coverage has increased dramatically in the last decade, more must be done to ensure every child is reached. To bridge this gap, we need reliable, easily accessed and actionable data on the barriers impeding immunizations, coupled with trained data users at all levels of the health system. The BID Initiative is grounded in the belief that better data, plus better decisions wil...
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Posted on Tuesday, September 19 2017, 11:08 PM
Supporting intensified Mission Indradanush (IMI)
Dear viewers  Since the launch of Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) in 1978, India is consistently trying to attain and sustain high vaccination coverage both qualitatively and quantitatively through UIP, CSSM, RCH I & II, NHM actively involving multiple development partners and stake holders. CES 2009 revealed that, in India 2 of every 5th child are either unimmunized or partially immunized.  It was 1 in every 5th child in Karnataka. [National coverage was 61% and that of Karnataka was...
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Posted on Tuesday, September 19 2017, 11:23 AM
  • #Coverage monitoring
HLN Releases Roadmap for Open Source ICE Immunization Forecaster
HLN has released a product Roadmap for its award winning Immunization Calculation Engine (ICE).  ICE is an open source service-oriented, standards-based immunization forecasting software system that evaluates a patient’s immunization history and generates the appropriate immunization recommendations. The Roadmap describes modifications that have already been scheduled for inclusion in new releases of ICE in the near future, in addition to ongoing changes that may be required to maintain complian...
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Posted on Monday, September 18 2017, 03:40 PM
  • #Disease surveillance
  • #Data quality
  • #Software
Advancing distribution technologies and techniques
This is the second topic in my six-part Vaccine Supply Chain Futures series, and concerns advancing technologies of cooled-distribution. Pleae share your thoughts! What advances in technology and technique--available now or in the near future--that are likely to be critical success factors for the vaccine supply chain? I propose four important advances: Distribution of supplies in today’s world is achieved by pre-planned, regular, timely delivery from higher level to lower level stores. Qual...
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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
"I have been using this type a half a year. For sure, this one of most simple and informative."
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
"In conducting a cold room temperature mapping in DR Congo using a different type of temperature loggers, I was one logger short for capturing ambient temperatures. Luckily, the store keeper pulled out a box from behind his desk full of Fridge Tags. I thought my problem was solved until it..."
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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