The Controlled Temperature Chain, or CTC is an innovative approach to vaccine management and distribution which allows certain vaccines to be kept at ambient temperatures outside of the traditional vaccine cold chain.
The 3-episode film promotes the CTC approach. Episode 1 explains what is CTC, why it is useful and how it is feasible; episode 2 features a case study on CTC implementation; and episode 3 looks at the options for countries and what manufacturers can do to support countries.
A WHO and World Bank Group report shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services. The report looked at global access to essential health services including child immunization, family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, and access to clean water and sanitation—in 2013, and found that at least 400 million people lacked access to at least one of these services.
Protecting children in Sierra Leone against measles and polio
A six-day nationwide mass measles and polio vaccination campaign is taking place from 5 to 10 June targeting more than 1.3 million children under five years of age in Sierra Leone.
“Vaccines are safe ways to boost protection against preventable diseases. Mass vaccination campaigns are special opportunities to reach out to targeted populations, particularly the under privileged and underserved communities, with essential lifesaving interventions,” said Dr Anders Nordström, WHO Representative.
As Liberia emerges from the devastating Ebola epidemic, it has been battling the worst measles outbreak in years. The Ebola outbreak led to the collapse of most health services in Liberia, including routine vaccinations. The Liberian government moved swiftly to organize a countrywide vaccination campaign with the help of WHO and partners.
75%drop in global measles deathsGlobal progress towards regional measles elimination
84%of infants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP vaccine in 2013Immunization coverage fact sheet
21.8 millioninfants still missing out on basic vaccinesGlobal routine vaccination coverage 2013