Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ) through its cargo arm KQ Cargo, has invested in an ultra-modern pharma facility to meet the demand for pharmaceutical products globally.
Located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), it will also support the need of maintaining product integrity throughout the supply chain.
KQ Pharma facility aims to bring Africa together, to have an ecosystem of partners that go beyond freight capabilities but also ensures a sustainable impactful approach to reducing the disease burden in Africa.
According to Dick Murianki, KQ Cargo Director KQ Cargo, the immediate focus is to help with the logistics of the Covid19 vaccine and in the long term KQ aims to use the ultra-modern pharma facility to help in reducing the disease burden in Africa by looking at its routes network and finding ways to create access to 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,” says Mr, Murianki