Solar Vaccine refrigerators to support medical aid in the Philippines

Client - DFID, Department for International Development

Disaster relief support

Welsh-developed solar vaccination fridges were among a number of essential humanitarian items chosen by the Department for International Development (DFID) to be transported on board an RAF C17 Globemaster flight carrying aid to the victims of the Philippines typhoon.

British Made

The solar vaccine fridges, designed and manufactured by Dulas Ltd, ensures essential medicines and vaccines are kept cool without the need for conventional electricity. The fridges were delivered to the World Health Organisation (WHO) who ensure the equipment is assigned to those areas worst hit by the typhoon.

Securing life saving vaccines

The Dulas VC150-2 systems supplied will each hold a volume of 86 litres of vaccine which will save lives.

The shipment was part of the UK government’s £50 million humanitarian response which delivered support to up to 800,000 people in the country securing valuable temperature-sensitive medicines.

"This tragedy has had a devastating effect on the Philippines as lives have been lost and much of the country’s infrastructure has been totally wiped out. These medical refrigerators operate completely independently from the electrical grid, meaning essential vaccinations and medicines can be reliably stored to support medical efforts in the country. Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines and we hope this technology can contribute to easing their suffering."

Cath Peasley - Director

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