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|Warehouse item||Items are stocked in the UNICEF Supply Division warehouses.|
Cold Chain temperature requirements: Constant temperature between +2 to +8°C (36 to 46˚F) at all levels from manufacturer to the end user.
Cool Chain temperature requirements: Constant temperature between 8 and 15˚C (46 and 59˚F) at all levels from manufacturer to the end user.
Controlled Room Temperature: Temperature between 20˚C and 25˚C (68˚F to 77˚F). Excursions between 15˚C and 30˚C (59˚F and 86˚F) and spikes up to 40˚C are permitted, as long as they do not exceed 24 hours.
Pharmaceutical products: Unless otherwise specified on the label or unless specified as having cold chain or cool chain requirements, should be kept at controlled room temperature and not above 25°C (77˚F) or in a freezer during transport and storage.
Vaccines: Sent directly from manufacturers.
Polio vaccines: Should be stored between -15 to -25°C (-13 to 5˚F) at primary cold chain stores. At the lower service delivery point, they should be stored between +2 to +8°C (36 to 46˚F).
All other vaccines: Should be stored between +2 to +8°C (36 to 46˚F) at all levels.
Diagnostics: Unless otherwise specified on the label, should be kept at controlled room temperature and not above 25°C (77˚F) or in a freezer during transport and storage.
|Narcotic/ psychotropic substance||Narcotic and or psychotropic substances, which require import authorization. i.e. Diazepam, Phenobarbital, Morphine, Ketamin, as well as related kits (IEHK kit, suppl.1a-drugs, Midwifery kits, suppl.1a-drugs, Obstetric, surgical kit).|
|Hazardous materials||Items that are classified as hazardous materials (dangerous goods) are subject to transport restrictions i.e. requiring special labelling and packaging in accordance with international rules on handling and transportation of hazardous materials. Depending on the danger classification, some hazardous materials must be shipped by sea.|
|Component of kit(s)||Items are also a component of kit(s). Information regarding the relevant kit can be found in the product specifications.|
|Air only||Items requiring cold chain transportation/storage must be sent only by air. These items include vaccines and Oxytocin, and related kits (IEHK kit, suppl.1a-drugs, Midwifery kits, suppl.1a-drugs, Obstetric, surgical kit, suppl.1a-drugs).|
|Shelf life||Items with a shelf life.|
|Storage considerations||Some items require specific storage conditions.|
|Discontinued –Limited stock||Items that are discontinued, therefore limited stock is available. Once exhausted these items will be removed from the catalogue.|