UNICEF is Handing Over 11 New Cold Rooms for Storing Vaccines in Kyrgyzstan

The new equipment will help make sure that vaccines are safely stored in proper conditions

28 December 2023
measles vaccine bottles
UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

In December, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health initiated the shipment of 11 new cold storage rooms to medical facilities throughout Kyrgyzstan. The total cost of the equipment and installation exceeds 35 million KGS. These facilities are funded by the Canadian Government as part of a global initiative to promote the safe storage of vaccines.

The cold rooms will be installed in Batken, Chuy, Issyk-Kul, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, and Osh oblasts. These target areas were selected in coordination with the Ministry of Health based on the specific needs of each region.

The rooms have volumes of 10 m3 (5) and 30 m3, allowing for the storage of substantial quantities of vaccines. This capacity meets the anticipated needs of these oblasts and districts in the coming years.

The rooms maintain constant temperatures between +2 and +8, essential for the proper storage of the majority of vaccines and medicines. The equipment has received prequalification from the World Health Organization, ensuring compliance with all rigorous standards.

All of the chambers are anticipated to be installed by February 2024. Cold rooms play a crucial role in maintaining a monthly stock of vaccines, ensuring their availability at the subnational level.

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Kairatbek Murzakimov
Communications, Advocacy and Partnerships Officer
UNICEF Kyrgyzstan


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