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Infrastructure Procurement and Supply Chain

Technical Specification of Cold Chain Equipment

Ministry of Health and Population

Cold Chain maintenance is an essential component of every immunization programme, without which delivery of immunization services is rendered impossible. For the safe storage and transportation of vaccine, cold chain equipment is a mandatory requirement. All equipment must be able to keep vaccines safely whatever the outside temperature, and however the climate varies at different times of the year. This means it is vitally important to use well-made, reliable equipment that at the very least, meets the minimum standards determined by WHO for vaccine storage and transport.


Ministry of Health

Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent infectious disease and significant public health problem in Nepal and continues to pose serious threat to the health of the population and development of the country. Currently nearly 80,000 people have tuberculosis in Nepal, with more than 44,000 new cases arising every year. About half of these are infectious (sputum smear-positive) cases which continue the chain of transmission. The majority of TB patients belong to the economically active age groups of 15–45 years.