Nepal: Vaccine Cold Chain training

Dr. Mary Young carried out an assessment of the Central Biological Production Laboratory in Kathmandu and participated in a Cold Chain Refresher Workshop at a Newcastle disease pilot project area in Nepal.

Retailers/distributors of veterinary inputs, community facilitators, community animal health workers, veterinary experts, and the NGO implementing the project in the project area all participated in the workshop. The important features of the cold chain, cold chain management and vaccine handling were discussed.

Workshop participants undertake a field visit to look at impact of Newcastle disease vaccination on village chickens, with flock sizes increasing dramatically.