Dulas is currently working with its Nigerian partner Fenlab to deliver 199 of its VC150SDD combined Solar Vaccine Refrigerator/Freezers to Kaduna State. The Immunisation programme is coordinated by the Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency and supported by worldwide NGOs.
Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, owing to its large population and economy, and it is the most populous country in Africa; however insecurity and a poor transport infrastructure are all key challenges in combating childhood preventable diseases, particularly in remote areas.
In order to ensure effective vaccination programmes, vaccines must be transported and stored within the correct temperature range of +2°C to +8°C and with an extended ambient operating temperature range of +5°C to +43°C, the VC150SDD provides stand-alone reliable vaccine storage, independent of grid power.
The refrigerators are being distributed to various Health Centres in very remote areas and will be installed by
Fenlab across all five regions of Nigeria.