ERIC Number: ED285664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Guerin, Nicole; And Others
Children in the Tropics, n 162/163 1986
Contents of this double journal issue concern immunization and primary health care of children. The issue decribes vaccine storage and sterilization techniques, giving particular emphasis to the role of the cold chain, i.e., the maintenance of a specific temperature range to assure potency of vaccines as they are moved from a national storage center to regional storage centers, peripheral immunization centers, clinics, and mobile teams. The first section of the issue discusses immunization and primary health care, vaccines, organization of vaccination, community participation, training of personnel, evaluation of immunization programs, and accelerating the implementation of immunization programs. The section on storage and sterilization techniques focuses on reasons for the cold chain, management of vaccine supplies, needed facilities and their use, monitoring the cold chain, and training persons responsible for maintaining the cold chain. An appendix briefly discusses the activities of a resarch unit known as the GRET/GERES (Groupe de Recherches et d'Echanges Technologiques/Groupe Energies Renouvelables) renewable energies unit, which is concerned with the use of renewable energies and the reduction of the technical and economic burden of energy on health organizations. (RH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Developing Nations, Diseases, Energy Management, Health Facilities, Immunization Programs, Primary Health Care, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Refrigeration, Storage, Training
"Children in the Tropics," International Children's Centre, Chateau de Longchamp, Bois de Boulogne, 75016, Paris, France (Individual double issues, $7.00 or 45 French Francs. A 6-issue, 1-year subscription, $20.00 or 140 French Francs).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Children's Centre, Paris (France).