DHL Delivers First Batch of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines and Diluents to the Philippines | Taiwan News
- Rigorous planning and testing has been undertaken by DHL to ensure that supply chains support the strict temperature requirements of the vaccine
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Media awareness – May 10, 2021 – DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, today announced the successful delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to the Philippines. DHL Express organized the arrival of the vaccines on a cargo flight between Belgium and the Philippines. At the same time, the diluents for the vaccines were delivered from the manufacturing site in the United States to an accredited warehouse in the Philippines one day before the vaccine arrived.
DHL delivers first batch of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and diluents to the Philippines
“We are as grateful to DHL for facilitating the safe transport of donated vaccines and diluents as we are to the COVAX facility for the additional supply.” The additional supply will be essential as we seek to inoculate more of our high-risk people in With more vaccines to come in the coming months, let’s continue to trust vaccines and science. Together, we can overcome this obstacle and resurrect as a nation. “said Francisco Duque III, secretary of the Ministry of Health.
The vaccines were delivered in specially designed thermal shipping packaging and each shipment was packaged with dry ice to regulate the temperature, allowing its use in places without the physical infrastructure to maintain the required temperature. Temperature trackers equipped with sophisticated GPS technology are also packaged in each thermal shipping box to provide full visibility throughout the expedition’s journey.
Ken Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “After recently passing the 1 million Covid-19 case mark, the Philippines is stepping up vaccination efforts, with health workers even making home visits to administer the vaccines for those who cannot. As the world’s leading express service provider, we pride ourselves on leveraging our capabilities and network to transport this vital cargo, under strict logistics requirements, to the country. We are committed to helping the Philippine government get through the pandemic and live up to our goal of “connecting people, improving lives”. “
More than 9,000 life and health science specialists work in DHL’s dedicated global network for pharmaceutical companies, medical devices, clinical trials and research organizations, wholesalers and distributors, as well as hospitals and healthcare providers are connected across the value chain and through digitization, from clinical trials to point of care, and every step in between.
“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the health and livelihoods of populations. We are privileged to make a positive contribution by partnering with the Ministry of Health to deliver the first shipment of vaccines to country, “added Nurhayati Abdullah, Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines. “Our top priority is to ensure that vaccines reach those who need them and we are confident that our extensive network and experience position us well to meet this global challenge.”
DHL’s healthcare portfolio includes over 150 pharmacists, over 20 clinical trial depots, over 100 certified stations, over 160 GDP qualified warehouses, over 15 GMP certified sites, over 135 medical sites express and a fixed-term international express network covering more than 220 countries and territories.
Globally, logistics service providers are challenged to rapidly establish a medical supply chain to deliver vaccines in unprecedented quantities of more than 10 billion doses globally, also to the regions with less developed logistics infrastructure, home to around 3 billion people. To provide global coverage over the next two years, DHL estimated in its Vaccine Logistics White Paper that up to 200,000 pallet shippers and 15 million cooling boxes as well as 15,000 flights will be required in the various configurations of the supply chain.
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