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Delivering HOPE for 2022 – and 210 million vaccines

[ January 4, 2022   //   ]

The Abu Dhabi-led HOPE Consortium has delivered over 210 million Covid vaccine doses to over 60 countries.

It says it has created one of the world’s largest end-to-end pharma supply chains capable of delivering millions of vaccines to two-thirds of the global population. Spearheaded by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health, the initiative began as a collaboration between Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Ports Group, Rafed, Maqta Gateway and SkyCell.

Within its first year in operation, it built partnerships with over 12 freight forwarding and logistics leaders, including Aramex, Bolloré Logistics, Agility, DB Schenker, DHL, FedEx Express, MICCO Logistics, Hellmann and Kuehne + Nagel, RSA Global and UPS.

It also collaborated with UNICEF to deliver 65 ultra-cold freezers to 21 African nations

The HOPE Consortium is also working closely with key partners in Belgium, a leading global pharmaceutical hub, to help establish a fully compliant origin-to-destination pharma distribution corridor to serve the world in vaccine delivery and future life science needs.