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Elena Figus

MA work

This project addresses some of the difficulties regarding the delivery of vaccines in areas where there are no fridges to keep the vaccines at between 2°C and 8°C and no permanent health facilities.

Evidence has been gathered through research in London and a field trip to India, to trace the vaccine delivery process from manufacturers to the children at vaccination points in a sample of rural areas.

The design outcome is a more effective and more user-friendly vaccine carrier, which should help local health authorities and NGOs reduce vaccine wastage and increase the number of children vaccinated.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2010

  • This project addresses some of the difficulties regarding the delivery of vaccines in areas where there are no fridges to keep the vaccines at between 2°C and 8°C and no permanent health facilities.

    Evidence has been gathered through research in London and a field trip to India, to trace the vaccine delivery process from manufacturers to the children at vaccination points in a sample of rural areas.

    The design outcome is a more effective and more user-friendly vaccine carrier, which should help local health authorities and NGOs reduce vaccine wastage and increase the number of children vaccinated.

  • Degrees

  • BSc (Hons), Economics and Social Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 1995
  • Experience

  • Head of group internal audit, Indesit Company, Fabriano, Italy, 2003-7; M&A senior associate, ABN AMRO Corporate Finance, London, 2000-3; Due diligence executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, London, 1997-2000; Junior auditor, Price Waterhouse, Milan, Italy, 1996/7