Gavi Vaccine Alliance & DHL launch partnership to improve vaccine shipment in developing countries
Author: Handy Shipping Guide (USA), Published on: 23 January 2017
"Freight and Logistics Network to Aid Vaccine Supply Chain", 20 Jan 2017
Freight and logistics outfit the Deutsche Post DHL Group have got together with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi), and announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in Gavi-supported countries with the intention of delivering life-saving medicines to some of the most remote and poorest people on the planet. The new partnership will spend the next three years improving vaccine supply chains with the goal of increasing immunization coverage, reduce vaccine wastage and better ensure vaccine availability and potency and ultimately intends to help reduce child mortality. DHL is to apply its expertise in pharma and temperature sensitive supply chains as well as it huge logistics network to achieve this...Kenya is one of the first countries to benefit from the new partnership...Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: "...This enhanced relationship will allow the Deutsche Post DHL Group to contribute its world class supply chain expertise and network towards making a real difference to vaccine distribution in the developing world..." Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi...: "Robust vaccine supply chains are a vital part of building strong health systems...DHL's expertise in healthcare delivery and its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa will help the partnership develop"...