Why the Cold Chain in Healthcare is so Important, and How Technology is Enhancing Patient Safety

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Nitin Dahad

The recent investment of US$1.4 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in innovative refrigeration technology to bring a life-saving vaccine cooler to market is an important development. It is an indicator of the need to maintain vaccines at appropriate temperatures to ensure patient safety, and to help save lives.Immunisation helps protect individuals and communities from infectious disease. However, to remain effective, vaccines need to be stored within the temperature range recomm...
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