Solar-Powered Cold Chain for Vaccines
One Renewable has completed the installation of solar panels to power solar refrigerators in 61 selected Municipality Rural Health Facilities in 20 Provinces and 6 Regions in the Philippines. The Solar Direct Drive (SDD) Refrigerators for Vaccine Storage is a programme of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Based on a study, immunization coverage in the Philippines is declining, increasing the risk of outbreaks and the re-emergence of deadly diseases.
A cold chain helps to keep vaccines at the correct temperature thus maintaining the quality and ability of these vaccines to provide protection against diseases even in remote areas of the country.