Dulas has donated two solar powered refrigerators to Cameroon, which will contribute to the country’s capacity to deliver vital vaccines to its population. The refrigerators were handed over at a ceremony held at the premises of the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) in Yaoundé.
The donation follows a visit to Cameroon by Catherine McLennan our Head of International Sales at Dulas, to build local relationships and gain a better understanding of the country’s needs. Catherine explained that the equipment ‘will showcase the benefits such refrigerators can bring to remote communities who might otherwise miss out on the protection that vaccines provide’.
Among those attending the presentation ceremony were Dr. Judith Seunge – representing the Permanent Secretary of the EPI; Nigel Holmes – British Deputy High Commissioner to Cameroon; and representatives of MINSANTE (Cameroon’s Ministry of Health), the Cameroon Baptist Convention, World Health Organisation, and other key stakeholders.
Dulas’s local partner, Ndambi Ndaya of Hero Technologies provided a live demonstration of the capabilities and workings of the refrigerators, and was on hand throughout the event to answer any questions.
Following the event, Hero Technologies transported the two refrigerators to their intended destinations and carried out the installation. They are now successfully installed at a government health facility in Abong-Mbang in the East region and the other (donated to the CBC) is in situ at the Ndu Baptist Health Center, in the Northwest region.