Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has delivered a number of refrigerators containing the latest Sure Chill technology to strengthen the healthcare sector in Yemen and tackle the worsening health crisis.


Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has delivered a number of refrigerators containing the latest Sure Chill technology to strengthen the healthcare sector in Yemen and tackle the worsening health crisis.

ERC, the United Arab Emirates humanitarian relief organisation, is providing Dh50.5 million in funding for health projects in Yemen that will provide new equipment, including solar powered vaccine refrigerators, to vaccinate over half a million women and children. The projects are part of an agreement with the World Health Organization that are aimed at tackling the country’s health crisis.

Sure Chill technology has been in the spotlight in the United Arab Emirates after it as chosen as one of 30 companies from 2,274 entries selected to work with the Dubai Future Foundation. Sure Chill have invented and patented a revolutionary cooling technology which enables medical refrigerators to store vaccines perfectly without power for ten days or more.

The solar-powered vaccine refrigerators, manufactured by Godrej Appliances, have recently been delivered to the Public Health and Population Office in the Hadramaut coast, in partnership with the World Health Organisation, to prepare for the launch of immunisation campaigns in 11 regions.

During a ceremony to present the refrigerators, Dr Riyadh Al Jarariri, Director-General of the Office, thanked the ERC for their assistance to the health sector in Yemen.

”The ERC’s support for the immunisation campaign carries a message of love and peace for the children of Yemen, the most vulnerable segment of the community,” he said.

According to Abdullah Al Masafri, the head of the ERC team, the assistance for the health sector is part of the UAE’s continuing humanitarian initiative in Yemen.

“The refrigerators will use a unique cooling technology called Sure Chill. The new technology can power the refrigerators for up to 10 days or 170 hours, even in cloudy weather”, he said. ‘The vaccination campaign will target 513,489 children under five years of age, as well as pregnant women,” he added.

Nigel Saunders, CEO of Sure Chill said: “We are delighted that our technology has been chosen by Red Crescent to help the people of Yemen. Our technology was first launched in 2011 and is now being used in 44 countries; saving lives in some of the most difficult environments with the likes of UNICEF and MSF. This will play a vital role in protecting the medical resources of Yemen and ensure they reach any patient in perfect condition.”