UNICEF SD Vaccine Carrier and Cold Box selection tool

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The Cold Chain Support Package (CCSP) aims to provide focused technical assistance, tools and information to enable an efficient and effective procurement process for cold chain products and services – thus contributing to the success of national immunization programs. This package has eight guidelines including:

  1. Procurement Guidelines
  2. Walk-in Cold and Freezer Rooms
  3. Compression System Refrigerators and Freezers
  4. Battery Powered Solar Refrigerators and Freezers
  5. Solar Direct Drive Refrigerators and Freezers
  6. Temperature Monitoring Devices
  7. Vaccine Carriers and Cold Boxes
  8. Voltage Regulators and Stabilisers

Cold boxes, vaccine carriers and ice packs are used for keeping vaccines cold during transportation. In comparison with cold boxes, vaccine carriers have a smaller volume, suitable for use by health workers during immunization campaigns and out-reach services.

The tools number 7: Vaccine Carriers and Cold Boxes has been developed by UNICEF SD. It makes the process of selecting Vaccine Carriers and Cold Boxes easier. UNICEF SD appreciates the comments from Cold Chain colleagues to improve the tool.

To download the tool, click here

(Source: TechNet 21)

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