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UPS Expands Vaccine Equity Efforts in Nigeria

Photo: Front L-R: Dr. Kwame Amponsah Achiano Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Director, Mr. Isaac Appiah-Kubi (a Consultant), Honourable Kwaku Agyemang-Manu (Ghana Minister of Health), Bassey Anari (UPS Representative); Mr. Kyereme (Registrar, Ghana Health Regulatory Authority, Professor Mante Bosompem (Ghana Vaccines Research Professor) and other dignitaries

By Udodiri Nwakanma

Following the success of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and other developing nations around the world, The UPS Foundation, UPS Healthcare and UPS Flight Forward are expanding partnerships with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Zipline to deliver vaccines and critical healthcare supplies to millions of people across Nigeria and Kenya. 
Over the past two years, these organizations have worked hand-in-hand with UPS to deliver nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses via drone to underrepresented populations, as well as rural and remote communities. These efforts have an immediate impact on health equity and the established healthcare infrastructure will benefit people for decades to come. Since 2020, UPS Healthcare has delivered 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccines, with The UPS Foundation delivering 34.5 million of those in-kind to countries in need.
Since 2020, UPS Healthcare has delivered 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccines, with The UPS Foundation delivering 34.5 million of those in-kind to countries in need, demonstrating commitment to distributing vaccines in an equitable way.
 Mass vaccinations, testing and treatment require not only acceleration in manufacturing, but also efficient logistical planning to ensure that vaccines, tests, PPE and other needed supplies get where they’re most needed and on time.
 Following the success of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and other developing nations around the world, The UPS Foundation, UPS Healthcare and UPS Flight Forward are expanding partnerships with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Zipline to deliver vaccines and critical healthcare supplies to millions of people across Nigeria and Kenya.
Over the past two years, these organizations have worked hand-in-hand with UPS to deliver nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses via drone to underrepresented populations, as well as rural and remote communities.
 These efforts have an immediate impact on health equity and the established healthcare infrastructure will benefit people for decades to come.

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