|Description:||This was a thermally-controlled vaccine carrying case, which was equipped with cooling canisters, and a thermal readout that revealed whether the temperature had dropped below, or had risen above the recommended safe zone. Carrying canisters like the one depicted here, are used by public health workers who must travel to rural areas, in order to deliver vaccines to the inhabitants of difficult to access locations.|
This image is from the 1989 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Polio Eradication Field Guide. Beginning in 1988, the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF, through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, has lead to the foreseeable global eradication of this viral disease. Regions that include northern India, northern Nigeria, and the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, are still “epidemiological challenges”.
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