Chain of life

Getting lifesaving vaccines where they need to be

A team stands around a supply plane

South Sudan 2017 © Frederic Noy/Cosmos/MSF


Spring 2021: Vaccines Work

Ensuring that our teams on the ground have the right medicines and equipment is a major logistical challenge. We work hard to get supplies to our teams where and when they need them.

Vaccines are a particular challenge. From the moment of manufacture to the point of injection, they must be kept at certain temperatures to avoid spoilage. Here's a general overview of the cold chain procedure MSF uses in our medical projects.