When it comes to transporting vaccines in developing countries, there’s a “Goldilocks” rule at play—vaccines need to be kept not too hot, and not too cold.
Five students from Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering have an award-winning solution. Their prototype vaccine carrier, which employs an ergonomic and energy-efficient design, recently won the first-prize award at the One Page for One World competition as well as recognition as a finalist at the Rice 360° Design Competition.
Their design was developed in consultation with health care professionals in Uganda, where health care professionals can travel six hours per day to provide needed vaccinations for children.
Sounds “juuuuuuuuust right."