Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and UNICEF partners in transportation of Covid-19 vaccines

PharmaFeb - 16, 2021
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding as part of the ‘Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative´, laying down their commitment to cooperating closely on the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) and UNICEF ​​share a long history of transporting vaccines and medicines worldwide, particularly to countries with vulnerable healthcare systems and poor infrastructure, where children have an especially hard time.

Vaccines will play a leading role in combatting the coronavirus pandemic in 2021. Acting on behalf of COVAX, UNICEF will coordinate distribution to safeguard access to coronavirus vaccines throughout the world, ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet can also count on vaccinations in the course of 2021. Based on the COVAX Facility´s indicative distribution and first round allocation plan, 145 countries will receive doses starting in the first half of 2021 to immunize around three per cent of their population, on average, subject to all requirements being met and final allocation plans.

In recent months, we have successfully transported different types of vaccines to various destinations around the world and are committed to supporting UNICEF in its mission of bringing these life-saving vaccines to low and lower-middle income countries.

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