New brief advocating for oxytocin in the immunization cold chain

New brief advocating for oxytocin in the immunization cold chain
August 2011, A mother waiting to register her child for vaccination in the health centre in Buyenzi district, Bujumbura, Burundi. © UNICEF/Krzys

PATH just published a new advocacy brief entitled “Placing Oxytocin in the Immunization Cold Chain”. 

This paper supports the efforts of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children to place oxytocin in the Expanded Program on Immunization supply chain (EPI), because EPI has the world’ s most effective and extensive cold chain.

The paper reviews evidence and recommendations regarding storage of oxytocin under controlled-temperature conditions and discusses the importance of using the well-established immunization cold chain.The briefing paper looks at the stability of oxytocin at various temperatures, at how to integrate other health commodities into the immunization cold chain,examples of successful integration of health commodities with immunization service delivery, and the potential challenges, solutions and benefits associated with including oxytocin in the immunization cold chain.

Download the briefing paper here.

PATH just published a new advocacy brief entitled “Placing Oxytocin in the Immunization Cold Chain”. 

This paper supports the efforts of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children to place oxytocin in the Expanded Program on Immunization supply chain (EPI), because EPI has the world’ s most effective and extensive cold chain.

The paper reviews evidence and recommendations regarding storage of oxytocin under controlled-temperature conditions and discusses the importance of using the well-established immunization cold chain.The briefing paper looks at the stability of oxytocin at various temperatures, at how to integrate other health commodities into the immunization cold chain,examples of successful integration of health commodities with immunization service delivery, and the potential challenges, solutions and benefits associated with including oxytocin in the immunization cold chain.

Download the briefing paper here.


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