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Philippines To Use New Freezer For Vaccination Programs

Wall Street Journal’s “Southeast Asia Real Time”: Philippines Works to Freeze Spread of Childhood Diseases
“…On Wednesday the Philippine government’s Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, or RITM, will get [a] new walk-in freezer, which will be used to store vaccines for various viruses, measles included. The institute, located south of Manila, has been undertaking research on infectious and tropical diseases and producing vaccines since its establishment in 1981. The nearly $90,000 freezer was bought using a grant from Japan and will be used to store vaccines developed by RITM as well as vaccines needed for both the Manila vaccination program and a national immunization program for measles and polio run by the Department of Health…” (Larano, 1/28).

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