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DP World partners with UNICEF to move Covid vaccine worldwide

[ January 28, 2021   //   ]

DP World and UNICEF have set up a partnership to support the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies in low- and lower-middle-income countries.

It will support the aid agency in procuring and supplying 2 billion doses and other supplies.

The two partners will also collaborate on other global programs in support of education, health, women’s empowerment and water and sanitation.

UNICEF will use DP World’s warehouse facilities in Dubai, along with its global logistics infrastructure and services free of charge including transport, port and storage requirements. UNICEF currently uses Dubai as a strategic hub for pre-positioning auxiliary materials needed for the COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, such as syringes and safety boxes.

The partnership was signed by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, and DP World group chairman and chief executive, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.