- 24 May 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Deutsche Post DHL Group is supporting the UNICEF COVAX programme of supplying COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. The logistics giant is seconding staff to the UN body.
Three Deutsche Post DHL logistics experts are working with the Copenhagen UNICEF Supply Division and the regional supply hub in Dubai. Amongst other roles they will be managing inbound shipments and distribution of humanitarian supplies as well as helping coordinate the air freight shipments of vaccines.
COVAX is a scheme to supply countries that cannot afford to vaccinate their entire populations with the vaccines required to help stop COVID-19 from mutating out of control. UNICEF is playing a leading role in this in terms of getting the vaccines out to the locations it is needed.
“We are very proud to be able to support UNICEF with our expertise in Life Science & Healthcare Logistics for such an important task. By contributing to speeding up vaccine distribution, we are helping ensure that the pandemic can be tackled more quickly and that children are supported, especially those who are already living in poverty and health emergencies,” says Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL. “As logistics experts, our staff know the challenges and have the right knowledge to overcome these. It is our responsibility to provide help.”