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Use of Bar Codes for Vaccine Introductions in Poor Countries

Lauren Franzel of PATH in the U.S. will explore the use of bar code technology to improve vaccine supply and logistics management as well as strategic forecasting of vaccine supply and demand. Real-time data could ensure allocation of doses to where they are needed most, reduce wastage and inventory holding costs, and enhance capacity for strategic matching of vaccine supply and demand at a global level.

More information about Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems (Round 8)

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