Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Exchange Forum (VPPEF)

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Shiva Ram Basnet, staff at the district public health office in Dolakha District in northeastern Nepal, examines a box of COVID-19 vaccines in the vaccine store room. The office is among the health facilities in Nepal where UNICEF has provided cold chain support, which was strengthened after the 2015 earthquake, in which Dolakha was among the hardest-hit districts. The equipment has since been used for routine immunization programmes, and now to store COVID-19 vaccines.
UNICEF/UN0422991/Prasad Ngakhus