Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

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Temperature monitoring inside and outside the vaccine cold chain

Cold chain temperature monitoring in Viet Nam: Monitoring ambient and cold chain temperatures during delivery of Human Papillomavirus vaccine

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is intended to prevent cervical cancer. As part of project Optimize, a two-year HPV vaccine demonstration project is being conducted to demonstrate how existing delivery systems can be adapted to successfully provide HPV vaccine to young adolescent girls. HPV vaccine is a strong candidate for out-of-the-cold-chain use given its characteristics of high heat stability and freeze sensitivity.


Assessment of a remote alarm system for vaccine storage in Albania

Between March and December 2010 this project Optimize study assessed the marginal managerial advantages of using a global system for mobile communications/short message service messaging to transmit the temperature data in 24 health centers of the district of Shkodra, Albania.


Temperature monitoring for vaccine quality

In collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of Health, project Optimize has installed a short message service–based system that monitors and logs temperature conditions in peripheral cold chain equipment. The team aims to assess the benefits of remote alarm systems over nonconnected temperature loggers.


Monitoring ambient and cold chain temperatures during delivery of HPV vaccine in Viet Nam and Uganda

As part of project Optimize, a five-year human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration project is under way in Viet Nam, Uganda, India, and Peru to generate evidence for government decision-making about successful vaccine delivery strategies to provide HPV vaccine to young adolescent girls. HPV vaccine is a strong candidate for storage and transport in a controlled temperature chain at temperatures higher than the standard 2° to 8°C cold chain storage.


Monitoring ambient temperatures experienced during delivery of HPV vaccine in Uganda

As part of project Optimize, a five-year human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demonstration project is under way in Uganda and three other countries to demonstrate how existing health systems can be adapted to successfully provide HPV vaccine to young adolescent girls. HPV vaccine is a strong candidate for storage and transport in a controlled temperature chain at temperatures higher than the standard 2º to 8ºC cold chain storage.


Temperature recording systems in Iran and Sudan

An overview of digital SMS temperature recording systems in two national stores.

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