Sumary of Malawi: UPS Foundation Donates Pfizer Vaccine Freezers to Malawi:
- United States (US)-based United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation has donated ultra-cold chain equipment to support the Government of Malawi’s preparedness to receive, store, and distribute the Pfizer vaccine across the nation.
- UPS has also donated 50 portable cold chain boxes with a capacity to carry up to 6,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine maintained at two-to-eight degrees Celsius for four to five days without electricity.
- Speaking when he handed over the equipment at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Lilongwe on Wednesday, the US Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott, said the donation represents a unique collaboration between interagency team from the Ministry of Health, the U.S. Commercial Service, CDC, USAID, and the UPS Foundation.
- “Today’s contribution of the ultra-cold chain equipment will prepare Malawi to receive the Pfizer vaccine and other approved vaccines that require ultra-cold chain.
- This will enable the Government of Malawi to safely receive, deploy, and minimize loss of the Pfizer vaccine and other public health solutions that will require ultra-cold chain storage in the future,” narrated Scott.
- “As you recall, the United States Government donated 304,350 of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to Malawi through COVAX facility to improve availability of vaccines and contribute to increase in the number of fully vaccinated people.