Navigation Links
VaxTrac Announces Continued Support for Expansion of Biometric-based Mobile Vaccine Registry Programs in Benin
Date:12/5/2013

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VaxTrac is pleased to announce a recent investment of $695,431 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which will provide new technology and ongoing support for the expansion—both geographic and functional—of mobile vaccine registry systems in health facilities in Benin, West Africa. This investment will enable new health centers to receive the resources and training necessary to effectively integrate the VaxTrac system into their vaccination program with the goal of improving record-keeping practices, reducing vaccine waste, and improving schedule adherence, especially for children under the age of five.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131205/PH27934-a)
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131205/PH27934-b)

The VaxTrac system is a suite of data collection and analysis tools tailored specifically for immunization programs in developing countries. It uses a technology portfolio comprised of laptops, tablets and mobile phones to collect data and fingerprint scanners to accurately identify patients. This serves to overcome the primary driver of the current inefficiency in the vaccine delivery system: a lack of information.

In addition to the geographic expansion, VaxTrac will also lead an effort in Benin to re-evaluate the vaccine information management system from a more holistic perspective, integrating the previously segregated functions of health records, population statistics, stock management, and cold chain performance monitoring. This activity will also identify the broad array of stakeholders throughout the vaccination process and how they interact with system data. Underlying all of these activities is the motivation that technology can—when thoughtfully applied in combination with a thorough understanding of the unique user requirements of community health workers—greatly facilitate efficiency and effectiveness improvements in the vaccine delivery system.

This award is the result of continued collaboration among VaxTrac, the Benin Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization since early 2012 to implement and support clinic-level vaccine data collection technology in 30 health facilities throughout several districts across the coastal region of Benin. With this new phase of the project, VaxTrac will roll out the latest version of its system to approximately 120 health facilities, fully saturating an administrative division roughly equivalent to that of a US state.

http://vaxtrac.com

-About VaxTrac-

VaxTrac is a US 501(C)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to improve immunization around the globe through the use of innovative technology. They currently deploy biometric-based mobile vaccine registry systems and are working on projects with several global partners in Benin, Indonesia, and Nepal.

Contact: Mark Thomas
312-316-9331
Email

Read more news from VaxTrac.


'/>"/>
SOURCE VaxTrac
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Announces a Revised Agreement for the Acquisition of Lumigene
2. ChromaDex® Announces Financial Results for the Year Ended 2011
3. Improved Authentication and Confidentiality Protection. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Important Patents in Data Encryption and Document Security
4. FirstMark Announces New Hire Jay Houtman as Southeast Regional Sales Manager
5. Global Information Inc. Announces Discounted Conference Registration For Bio-IT World Asia and Biodetection Technologies 2012
6. Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
7. Medbox, Inc. Announces Top-Tier Rating by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation
8. BioLife Solutions Announces 7th Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue
9. Mass. Eye and Ear announces Curing Kids Fund grant recipients
10. Bay Area PV Consortium announces $7.5 million in grants to lower the cost of large-scale solar
11. BioMed Central announces winners of 6th Annual Research Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... September 06, 2018 , ... Sensors Midwest (#SensorsMW18), ... Sensors Expo & Conference , announces their partnership with Fraunhofer USA Center ... IoT Enabled Industrial IoT Certification Program. Taking place on October 17, 2018 at ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... 31, 2018 , ... Right this minute, Frenchman Ben Lecomte is hard at work on his ... he’s taken on a new challenge: going from Tokyo to San Francisco, churning his limbs ... on the support boat. As the first expedition of its kind, The Swim is far ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 30, 2018 , ... CallTower is pleased to ... than 20-years of telecommunications experience and over ten years in executive leadership. Prior to ... by CallTower in early 2018. , In this new role, Jason ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/21/2018)... ... ... The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP today announce the 2018 ... Connecticut. This year’s group of top-ranked companies will be honored at the new ConnectiTECH ... in Hartford. A complete list of the Marcum Tech Top 40 is included below. ...
(Date:8/17/2018)... ... August 16, 2018 , ... KCAS Bioanalytical ... announce the expansion of their team. Dr. Dawn Dufield, Ph.D., joins KCAS as ... large molecule LC-MS/MS group that will specialize in developing quantitative LC-MS/MS assays for ...
(Date:8/17/2018)... Columbia (PRWEB) , ... August 17, 2018 , ... ... International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) is pleased to announce the ... , The Fourth Edition publication, originally released in January 2018, is a practice-changing ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... Buprenorphine ... use disorder. BUP is often prescribed as a sublingual co-formulation with the opioid ... this webinar, participants will learn from a review of the pharmacokinetics of BUP, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: