UNICEF reinforces the vaccine cold chain system with the provision of refrigerated vehicles

10 January 2024
Refrigerator truck

As part of the collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and with the aim of enhancing the country’s vaccine cold chain system, UNICEF has provided 17 high-quality refrigerated vehicles, which were distributed to medical universities across the country.

In response to a national evaluation of cold chain equipment and considering the existing need for a strong cold chain system to preserve and maintain the quality and potency of vaccines nationwide, refrigerated vehicles will help ensure that vaccines reach children and protect them adequately. The provision of standard immunisation services to the community, especially children under five, is a key component of primary health care.

Funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), the initiative provided medical universities across the country with 17 refrigerated vehicles that were subsequently distributed among Jahrom, Sirjan, Dezfol, Tehran, Rafsanjaan, Behbahan, Saveh, Kashan, Khoy, Qazvin, Semnan, Qom, Larestan, Shahrood, Babol, Chabahar, and Shahrekord universities.

The collaboration between UNICEF and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education underscores the shared commitment to improving child immunisation and overall child health in Iran. By providing essential cold chain equipment, UNICEF and its partners are making strides towards a healthier future for children in the country.

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