Deutsche Post DHL Group and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in Gavi-supported countries.
As immunization programs expand to include new, life-saving vaccines and strive to reach more people, often in remote areas, they are increasingly constrained by outdated supply chains. With vaccine volumes continuing to increase and the persistence of often weak or broken health systems, there is a critical need for improvements in immunization supply chain infrastructure.
Over the next three years, the new partnership will help to provide countries with efficient supply chain solutions to improve health care delivery.
Kenya is one of the first countries to benefit from the new partnership.
Together Gavi, DHL and the Kenyan Ministry of Health will test a dedicated transportation management solution for the efficient distribution of vaccines throughout the East African country.
“We are proud to support Gavi in its important societal role,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“This enhanced relationship will allow 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 – and, with this, to improve lives.”
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group