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Oct 27, 2021

UNICEF Provides 100 “Cold Chain” Vaccine Storage Boxes

This afternoon UNICEF Belize handed over 100 cold chain storage boxes to the Ministry of Health and Wellness. The boxes will be used to store vaccination doses in rural Belize. UNICEF’s monitoring and evaluation specialist Paulette Wade spoke today at a brief handing over ceremony.


Paulette Wade

Paulette Wade, UNICEF Belize

“Today this donation continues to strengthen partnership. These cold boxes that you see here today, has a vaccination storage capacity of about four point seven gallons which roughly is about thirty-four and it can maintain its temperature for five days. It is also equipped with fifty ice packs for additional temperature maintenance. In addition, each of these boxes, its shell life is ten years. So we know that these boxes will support the ministry in its reach in the rural areas while it continues to support the immunization services, but also to ensure that the cold chain is kept from the vaccination unit until it reaches the communities in

the rural areas.”

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