An initiative aimed at delivering the vaccine to developing countries </p><div itemprop="articleBody"> <p>Dubai launched a new global initiative yesterday (Sunday) by mobilizing the expertise and capabilities of a coalition that includes 3 companies, including "Emirates Airlines", "Dubai Ports World Network" and "Dubai Airports", in addition to the International Humanitarian City, to transport, store and accelerate the distribution of anti-virus vaccines. Corona around the world, with a special focus on developing countries whose populations have been severely affected by the epidemic and are facing challenges in transporting and distributing medical preparations.
Dubai said that the initiative came under the direction of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in support of the “Kovacs” initiative, launched by the World Health Organization and its efforts aimed at equitable distribution of about two billion doses of “Covid-19 vaccines”. »During the year 2021.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airlines and the Group, said: “We are now on the threshold of a historic moment with the launch of the Covid-19 pandemic vaccines. That disrupted various aspects of life around the world. The United Arab Emirates stands at the forefront of the world in distributing vaccines. This initiative unites the efforts of the main organizations to accelerate the global distribution of urgently needed vaccines across Dubai.
He added: “Each party to this initiative presents a specific and integrated set of strengths and capabilities in vaccine distribution, allowing us to build a comprehensive solution that harnesses the logistical advantages and strong infrastructure of Dubai as a major hub to support international efforts in this regard. I am confident that together, we can receive and store large quantities of vaccine doses, and then distribute them to any point around the world within 48 hours at the latest.
For his part, Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Shaibani, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Supervising the International Humanitarian City, said: “Since the outbreak of the crisis, the International Humanitarian City has facilitated the distribution of more than 80 percent of the World Health Organization’s global medical response in combating Covid-19.
For his part, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the Dubai Ports World Group, said: “Humanity will not be able to defeat the Corona virus, unless it becomes possible to distribute vaccines all over the world. Dubai’s position as a global center requires us to have a responsibility to integrate our infrastructure and capabilities in order to achieve this common goal. ”
Last Wednesday, the Dubai Ports World Group announced a wide-ranging partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines and related medical supplies in low-income and lower-middle-income countries. The agreement signed between the two parties is considered the largest of its kind so far, valued at millions of dollars, and aims to support UNICEF’s pioneering role in purchasing and supplying two billion doses of “Covid-19” vaccines and additional vaccination supplies on behalf of the “Kovacs” initiative.