UNICEF Delivers Vaccines to Burkina Faso

February 1st, 2018

UNICEF is the United Nations agency with a mandate for children. Present in 190 countries, it has been engaged in promoting and improving the living conditions of children for over 70 years. On 5 October 2017, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, UNICEF delivered 22 packages of ROTATEQ rotavirus vaccines.

These vaccines from the United States were then delivered to the final site of the Ministry of Health's Expanded Programme on Immunization in Burkina Faso. The logistics services employed for the delivery of vaccines require many precautions, to secure these highly sensitive goods. To preserve the product's properties, it is necessary to meet certain regulatory requirements, such as compliance with the packaging instructions, as well as operational requirements such as product storage conditions of +2 ° to +8 °C, transport security and, finally, immediate delivery.

Bolloré Logistics was commissioned to carry out this highly sensitive inland logistics operation. Packages with a total weight of almost 7 tons were transported by Bolloré Logistics teams from Ouagadougou airport to the final storage site.

Teams in Burkina Faso had processed the requests for customs clearance and removal of the goods well ahead of time.

Two trucks were mobilised to transfer the packages directly after landing. To ensure the smooth running of this operation and, above all, to optimise the transfer time, the assistance of technical partners such as the Administrative Authority in charge of ground handling management (RACGAE), the customs teams as well as the airport police department all helped to deliver the vaccines in the required conditions and within the time limits in just 3 hours 45 minutes.

The challenge of such a successful operation confirms the logistics expertise and speed of our teams in the transportation of sensitive products.

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