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Vaccines and Medicines should be handled in cold chain equipment

A total of 100 technicians from the Ministry of Health are expected to improve the country’s management and accessibility of life-saving immunisation programs.

The technicians have just finished their training in Preventative Maintenance, Basic Repairs and Diagnostics for Cold Chain Equipment (CCE).


Seutloadi Thaanyane – General Manager – CCBA Malawi “such initiatives are being held on a continental level”

Project Last Mile championed the drill in partnership with the Malawi Government, the US Agency for International Development and the Coca-Cola Foundation.



On Thursday, the Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) expressed commitment to continued collaboration.

CCBA General Manager for Malawi, Seutloadi Thaanyane, disclosed that such initiatives are being held on a continental level.

“We aim to create a greater shared opportunity for business and communities we serve across the value chain,” said Thaanyane.

He added: “The Opportunity is more than just money, it is also about a better future for people and

Dr. Mike Chisema – Program Manager – EPI – Ministry of Health “the Ministry is committed to increasing the skills and experience of CCE technicians”

their communities everywhere on the African continent.”

Speaking on behalf of the Malawi Government and the Ministry of Health, Dr Mike Chisema said optimism is elevated to continue increasing the Technical Knowledge of CCE technicians.

Dr Chisema, who is also the Ministry’s Programme Manager for the Expanded Programme on Immunization, cited the need to enable improved and optimal management of Malawi’s CCE units in public hospitals.

This project commenced in July 2022 as part of the COVID-19 response.

Reported by Doreen Sonani.

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