U.S. donates 13 solar-powered vaccine refrigerators

Ambassador Theriot and USAID Regional Representative looks on as Minister Anthony ad UNICEF Deputy Representative signs handover documents for the solar refrigerators (Photo: U.S Embassy/November 7, 2023)

These refrigerators will provide consistent access to vital immunizations, improving equitable healthcare access, and significantly reducing the risk of preventable disease outbreaks.

This donation underscores the importance of reliable vaccine storage and will provide a significant cost savings by maintaining the viability of vaccines.

Ambassador Theriot said, “These solar-powered refrigerators symbolize our shared vision of reaching every corner of Guyana with essential healthcare services.  Together, we continue to work towards a brighter, healthier future for the people of Guyana.” (U.S. Embassy press release)