For delivering the Coronavirus vaccines to over 92 countries, UNICEF is working with more than around 350 partners. These partners majorly include – airlines, shipping lines, and logistics associations from around the world.
As soon as the vaccines are ready and available, the UN Children’s Fund will help deliver it to around 92 countries. Etleva Kadilli, director of the UNICEF Supply Division, highlighted the partnership’s value, which will assure the extensive undertaking’s capacity. This valuable collaboration will go a long way to provide enough transport capacity for this historic operation. She further stated that we all need hands on deck when we get ready to deliver the Coronavirus vaccine doses, syringes, and more personal protective types of equipment to shield front line workers worldwide.
With the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), UNICEF has briefed major global airlines on the required capacity necessities. They have also reviewed how to transport to 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine doses in the coming year.
The agency informed that UNICEF would assess existing transport capacity to identify gaps and future requirements in the coming weeks. It is also leading an effort to procure and deliver the vaccines from the manufacturer, which the COVAX facilities have agreed. UNICEF’s collaboration with PAHO will coordinate the purchase and delivery for 92 low- and lower-middle-income economies very quickly.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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