7 duo freezers for hospitals in Togo
7 FREECOLD freezers have been delivered and installed by our Beninese partner Noella Technologie in 7 hospitals in Togo, in Lomé, Tsévié, Atakpamé, Sokodé, Kara and Dapaong. Each freezer is equipped with a Duo electronic module that prioritises solar power but automatically switches to a second power source, the 230V network, if the batteries are not sufficiently charged.
Noella Technologie had to adapt the installations to the constraints of each hospital, in particular for the fixing of the photovoltaic modules. Each of the systems delivered includes a 200-litre 6-drawer freezer, 2 x 330Wp solar modules, 4 x 80Ah batteries, an automatic Duo-Freecold switch, a 230V/24V power supply and an earthing kit.
Noel Emmanuel Senou of Noella Technologie also provided training for the laboratory staff in the use and maintenance of the equipment and facilities, which were fully funded by Fondation Mérieux.
Fondation Mérieux is an independent foundation created in 1967 and recognised as a public utility. Its mission is to contribute to global health by strengthening local capacities in developing countries to reduce the impact of infectious diseases that affect vulnerable populations, particularly mothers and children.
As part of the response to the COVID 19 pandemic, Fondation Mérieux has therefore supported the Laboratory Division of the Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Health Care in Togo, through the RESAOLAB project, for the acquisition of these 7 pieces of equipment.