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A nurse vaccinates a would-be pilgrim against encephalitis and H1N1

Fixing Immunisation Programmes Boosts Entire Economies

ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS A nurse vaccinates a would-be pilgrim against encephalitis and H1N1 in a health centre in Cairo, November 8, 2009, ahead of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Vaccinating children has benefits beyond the immediate and obvious health boost. Generally, people think of vaccinating children against disease as simply a means of protecting them from […]

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Remote Temperature Monitoring Device, Cold Chain Technologies

Beyond Wireless provides global vaccine cold chain solution to help save millions of lives

Johannesburg based company, Beyond Wireless, has developed a simple, user-friendly African solution to the global challenge of monitoring the vaccine cold chain, ColdCloud™, which helps to prevent millions of deaths in third world countries. Locally, Beyond Wireless aims to align South Africa’s pharmaceutical industry with international best practice. ColdCloud™ is currently in use in 54 […]

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Local Cold Chain Solution Impacting Global Vaccine Availability

Local Cold Chain Solution Impacting Global Vaccine Availability

Ian Lester explains how his company has developed a high-impact eHealth solution to address the global challenge of monitoring the vaccine cold chain. Maintaining vaccines in a temperature-controlled supply chain, or cold chain, from clinical development to commercial distribution is one of the biggest barriers to vaccine efficacy. In remote areas this critical issue is […]

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Temperature monitoring of blood products

Temperature monitoring of blood products

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) offers an invaluable service to South Africans in the provision of blood and blood products, as well as the research and training the organisation undertakes. Ravi Reddy, chief operations officer, explains that SANBS collects approximately 3000 units of whole blood daily. “These units are then processed into components […]

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