Hope Consortium Develops Solution for Vaccine Delivery Globally
The HOPE Consortium has developed one of the most extensive and integrated, endto-end supply chain solutions in the world, capable of delivering millions of vaccines from the point of production to the point of vaccination safely, effectively, and transparently.
This development, which is in collaboration with AD Ports, Etihad Cargo, Rafed, Skycell, and Maqta Gateway, aims to deliver vaccines to all those in need, irrespective of where they find themselves, and help win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The effort places Abu Dhabi as the central life sciences hub for the global response to the pandemic by leveraging its strategic position as a gateway to two thirds of the global population.
The HOPE Consortium says it has pooled the collective expertise of its partners to provide multi-faceted logistics services to handle transport, demand planning, sourcing, training, and digital technology infrastructure, to facilitate vaccine availability across the world.
Comprising leading Abu Dhabi entities, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ports, Etihad Cargo, Rafed, SkyCell, and Maqta Gateway, as well as a wide body of global logistics players, the HOPE Consortium is developing capacity to transport, store, and distribute 18 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses per annum to countries around the world including Nigeria.
“The partners have come together to leverage their unique capabilities to offer the world a complete end-to-end vaccine delivery solution covering both the physical movement of the vaccines in parallel with a digital solution monitoring and reporting on the supply chain progress and compliance,” the firm added.
With this, the Hope Consortium can deliver vaccines from the manufacturing plant to those in need anywhere in the world. Adding that “As a growing international effort, the Consortium has added a number of world-class logistics partners including Aramex, Bolloré Logistics, Agility, DB Schenker, DHL, FedEx Express, MICCO Logistics, Hellmann and Kuehne + Nagel, RSA Global, and UPS”.