Relinking the Cold Chain in Post-Typhoon Philippines

After the devastating typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in December of 2013, the country has been on a long road to recovery. One element is ensuring that children get vaccinated against preventable diseases like polio and measles.

But when the cold chain, a system which ensures vaccinations stay at their ideal temperatures and are not spoiled before they can be used, collapsed, a new system had to be built to deliver and store the immunizations. UNICEF has worked to relink the cold chain, providing refrigerators with independent power sources to health clinics all around the Philippines.

Watch the video below to learn more about the work UNICEF is doing to protect children in post-typhoon Philippines.

Want to do something to help UNICEF? Sign our petition to show your support for UNICEF’s mission to save children’s lives and provide low-cost, effective vaccinations to every child.

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