Understanding the Root Causes of Cold Chain Equipment Failure: Results From a Pilot Study in Uganda

This document reports the results of a case study in Uganda to identify and understand the causes of vaccine cold chain equipment failure. It explains the reasons for the equipment failure and provides recommendations to four key stakeholders—manufacturers, equipment donors, the Ministry of Health, and future study implementers—on how to minimize the risk in the future. The results could be used to inform global policy, equipment design, and country-level cold chain improvements.

Author: PATH

Published: 2016

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Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Cold chain technologies

Regions: Africa