Dulas, a leading British solar refrigeration manufacturer and renewable energy specialist is in the process of delivering over three hundred of its VC150SDD solar refrigerators to Nigeria. These World Health Organization (WHO) accredited refrigerators will be used to safely store vaccines in Yobe, Bauchi and Kaduna states.
The governments of these states are committed to strengthening their vaccine storage infrastructure recognizing this as integral to vaccine stability and potency. Implementing this strategy through the state level Primary Health Care Management Boards serves to improve the provision of vaccines and contributes to a reduction of the incidence of childhood sickness and death, in line with the Millennium Development Goals set out by the UN in 2000 and continued through their latest Sustainable Development Goals.
The VC150SDD is an advanced Solar Direct Drive refrigerator and, like all Dulas' Solar Direct Drive (SDD) products, uses Freeze-Free technology to ensure that vaccines are never exposed to harmful freezing temperatures. It also includes a water pack freezer for vaccine outreach services.