The top delivery challenge in India
Vaccine delivery needs more than just syringes and needles. Vaccines need to be kept in a cold chain from the moment they are manufactured until they are administered
Coca-Cola and improved child health? The link is not obvious until you consider the logistical challenges of delivering millions of courses of fragile, temperature-sensitive vaccines to remote parts of India. The multinational corporation has solved its distribution problem, India’s health care system has not. However, it’s all changing. India counts 27 million births each year—the largest birth cohort in the world—and must deliver a series of vaccines to safeguard each child from deadly diseases. In 2014, 400 million vaccine doses were administered under the government’s immunization programme.