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Direct-Drive Solar Vaccine Refrigerators—A New Choice for Vaccine Storage

This evidence brief developed by project Optimize is directed toward supply chain managers in low- and middle-income countries and provides information about direct-drive solar refrigerators, which may be a good option for vaccine storage in areas with little or no electricity. It provides background about the technology and some practical guidance about weighing this option for specific situations.

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Cold chain technologies

Regions: Global