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Table 2 Suboptimal temperatures in the cold-chain system during transportation

From: Assessment of temperatures in the vaccine cold chain in two provinces in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional pilot study

Province, district, health centre (data logger) Date of transportation
Capital → province Province → district District → health centre
Proportion of time spent at temperature (%)
> 8 °C < 0 °C > 8 °C < 0 °C > 8 °C < 0 °C
Saravan province 24/3/17–25/3/17 28/3/2017 31/3/2017
Laogham, Onnoi (MicroLite™), % 49 0 60 0 29 0
Max 13.9 °C, min 5.1 °C Max 16.6 °C, min 5.8 °C Max 9.4 °C, min 2.1 °C
Laogham, Dasia (MicroLite™), % 50 0 45 0 27 0
Max 15.0 °C, min 4.9 °C Max 16.3 °C, min 5.4 °C Max 8.9 °C, min 0.9 °C
Laogham, Nongkae (MicroLite™), % 50 0 61   39 0
Max 15.4 °C, min 5.0 °C Max 16.3 °C, min 5.7 °C Max 9.8 °C, min 0.2 °C
Laogham, Dongyai (CUSTOM™), % 45 0 41 0 29 0
Max 12.9 °C, min 4.5 °C Max 15.9 °C, min 5.6 °C Max 10.8 °C, min 0.9 °C
Laogham, Naborn (CUSTOM™), % 47 0 45 0 34 0
Max 15.5 °C, min 4.6 °C Max 16.8 °C, min 5.5 °C Max 18.0 °C, min 0.9 °C
Xayabouly province 24/3/17–25/3/17 27/3/2017 29/3/2017
Kanethao, Huayrot (MicroLite™), % 10 0 13 9 7 25
Max 15.4 °C, min 3.0 °C Max 11.6 °C, min − 1.3 °C Max 10.1 °C, min − 1.0 °C
Kanethao, Vungpa (MicroLite™), % 7 0 13 17 10 8
Max 15.2 °C, min 3.0 °C Max 11.3 °C, min − 2.7 °C Max 11.8 °C, min − 0.2 °C
Kanethao, Nahin (CUSTOM™), % 6 0 24 11 2 51
Max 16.5 °C, min 1.6 °C Max 13.5 °C, min − 1.7 °C Max 10.5 °C, min − 3.3 °C
Kanethao, Pakkham (CUSTOM™), % 5 0 15 13 11 49
Max 14.4 °C, min 2.3 °C Max 13.3 °C, min − 1.9 °C Max 10.2 °C, min − 3.1 °C
Kanethao, Huayleru (CUSTOM™), % 5 0 25 11 9 28
Max 18.4 °C, min 2.6 °C Max 14.3 °C, min − 1.7 °C Max 20.4 °C, min − 1.3 °C