Milliamp supports African Yellow Fever Vaccine Monitoring Trial

Milliamp is pleased to be providing ongoing electronics/PCB design and manufacturing assistance to DistriNet @ KU Leuven for a trial involving monitoring the storage and transportation of Yellow Fever vaccines in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) is current working on a programme to vaccinate more than 15.5 million people against Yellow Fever across Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo in response to the ongoing Yellow Fever epidemic in West Africa with a potential to kill millions if left unchecked.

One of the key problems for the medical staff is the safe storage and transportation of active Yellow Fever vaccines, which rapidly spoil and become ineffective if stored at incorrect temperatures, common in areas where electricity is transient or storage facilities are basic.  KU Leuven is using a novel system to monitor the storage temperature of vaccines across a number of medical facilities using LoRaWAN technology, including “smart fridges” to alert via the Internet if vaccines are likely to be damaged.

Milliamp is providing it’s hardware and PCB design services, as well as expertise in LoRaWAN technology to help make the trial a success.  If you have a requirement for LPWAN or IoT technology development – both hardware design and software development – please get in touch to see how we can help!

 

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