Dec, 8th 2020 – Kenya Airways (KQ) through its cargo arm KQ Cargo has launched a pharmaceutic facility at the Jommo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), to aid with the shipment and distribution of vaccines.
KQ says the facility will enhance partnership across Africa and beyond, to ensure a lasting impactful approach to reducing the disease burden in Africa.
KQ Cargo director Dick Murianki said the present focus is on the logistics of the CoronaVirus vaccine, however the long term goal is to use the ultra-modern pharma facility to create ways for easily accessible and reliable treatment options in Africa.
“KQ Cargo has been laying the groundwork and working closely with pharmaceutical and medical customers to be ready to safely and effectively support their vaccines transportation needs to move efficiently once the vaccine is approved by the regulators,” he said.
The air carrier says it offers active and passive packaging, to ensure the capability to convey highly sensitive drugs and vaccines under controlled temperatures ranging from – 40°C to +25°C.