An agreement has been signed between the two with an objective to immunize the low- and lower-middle-income countries.
DP World and UNICEF have introduced a partnership to support the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and related immunisation elements in low- and lower-middle-profits nations.
The new multi-million-greenback partnership is the largest established to this point to support UNICEF’s main position in purchasing and offering billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines and auxiliary vaccination elements on behalf of the COVAX Facility, the worldwide pooled procurement mechanism geared toward ensuring fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. DP World and UNICEF can even collaborate on different worldwide programmes in aid of education, health, women’s empowerment and water and sanitation.
DP World, a leader in global end-to-end supply chain logistics, will offer UNICEF with logistics answers and supply-chain expertise. By the usage of DP World’s warehouse centers in Dubai, UNICEF may have optimal access to many nations. In addition, DP World has devoted to leveraging its worldwide logistics infrastructure and services on a pro-bono foundation in support of COVID-19 vaccine logistics needs, inclusive of transport, port and storage necessities in nations wherein DP World is present. Dubai is presently utilized by UNICEF as a strategic hub for pre-positioning auxiliary substances wished for the COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, inclusive of syringes and safety boxes.
The agreement turned into signed by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, and Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World. The partnership, which arose from UNICEF’s collaboration with the World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain and Transport Community, of which DP World is a member, seeks to promote collective movement from the global community to guide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide.
“Distributing COVID-19 vaccines is humanity’s largest logistics mission since the end of the Second World War,” stated Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem. “We provide our infrastructure and information to support this attempt due to the fact anyone need to have access to vaccines, mainly the most vulnerable in our society. Unless the vaccine is to be had to all, the pandemic will not end for anyone.”
“The pandemic has turned children’s worlds upside down, disrupting their education, health and protection,” stated UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Vaccines might be a massive step in the direction of setting children’s lives returned on track. This new partnership will guide our collective efforts to make certain equitable, affordable and sustainable access to COVID-19 vaccines.”
Under this partnership, DP World and UNICEF can even collaborate to cope with logistical bottlenecks hindering children and their families’ access to critical resources through advocacy and sharing of understanding and information.