Pakistan 2015: 28% of the equipment is older than 10 years and 26% is classified as domestic fridge (non-PQS) which are not recommended for vaccine storage.
We help you save more lives
By saving costs
Saving lives in the most efficient way is your mission – and a humanitarian challenge:
B Medical Systems Solar Direct Drive (SDD) cold chain refrigerators provide enhanced performance and high reliability, leading to a sustainably lower Vaccine Wastage – and hence to significantly reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): A new SDD cold chain unit is half as expensive as vaccines wasted in one single breakdown.
Luc Provost, CEO of B Medical Systems, explains the importance of the TCO
Low downtimes lead to low risk of spoilt vaccines
SDD equipment from B Medical Systems builds on innovative refrigerating technology. The robust and durable vaccine refrigerators are easy to install and maintain. The low downtimes limit the risk of spoilt vaccines. Our cold chain refrigerators are thus life and cost savers.
Some quotes from around the world
Ethiopia 2011: Lack of maintenance has lead to 30% of cold chain equipment being non-functional.
Ghana 2013: About 41% of fridges and freezers were over 10 years, 25% not functioning. There is also frequent break-down of CCE due to poor maintenance culture and erratic power supply.”
CCEOP is the result of a gradually increasing awareness of the importance of a reliable cold chain for safeguarding vaccines.
Studies have shown that cold chains in many countries are unreliable, and that vaccines are at risk of exposure to damaging temperature.
With the introduction of new vaccines, common equipment failures — a broken refrigerator, a leaky ice pack — can easily damage thousands of dollars of vaccines.
Compared to investments in vaccines, investments needed in supply & logistics are marginal but absolutely critical to see health gains promised by new vaccines.
In 2014 and 2015, Pakistan was forced to discard US$3.4 million in pentavalent vaccines when vaccine vial monitors indicated exposure to excessively high temperatures.
In my experience, 50-75% of the problems to reach the “5th child” could be solved through cold chain improvements.
2.8 million vaccine doses lost in 2011 in five countries due to cold chain failure.
What specialists on the field say about Cold Chain Equipment
Benefit from dedicated devices and particularly low TCO
With SDD equipment from B Medical Systems, you benefit from dedicated devices that combine outstanding efficiency and low TCO. One results from the other – the access to life-saving vaccination depends on safe storage. This is why organizations all over the world rely on robust SDD equipment from B Medical Systems for efficient vaccination campaigns for decades. These efforts from UNICEF, WHO, Gavi, Governments and others have resulted in saving millions of lives saved around the world.
Find out how our technology will help you to reduce TCO
Saving costs to save more lives is simply logical. Finding out how low your TCO will be with reliable and innovative SDD equipment from B Medical Systems is easy:
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In this section, you will find the detailed facts and figures illustrating the data presented on this website. Please click on the links to visit the respective websites or to download the files.
Social benefits and costs of vaccination
What are the social costs of vaccination, the risks of not vaccinating children and the possible gains ?
Research and White Papers
Estimated economic impact of vaccinations in 73 low- and middle-income countries, 2001–2020
All about the Total Cost of Ownership
What is the Total Cost of Ownership and what are our calculations and figures based on ?
Detailed TCO calculation by B Medical Systems