September 23, 2021: HOPE Consortium has announced its partnership with Nairobi-based Astral Aviation. This agreement furthers the HOPE Consortiums’ capability to serve the African continent and deliver millions of vaccines to all those in need – from the point of vaccine production all the way to the point of local immunisation. The news was revealed by the founder and CEO of Astral Aviation Sanjeev Gadhia on his LinkedIn page.

“Grateful to HOPE Consortium for the partnership opportunity provided on the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines to and within Africa. Astral Aviation will provide capacity for vaccines on its scheduled and charter network in addition to cold-storage facilities at its Nairobi Hub. Astral Aerial Solutions will provide innovative drone solutions for last-mile delivery of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa,” he expressed in his post.

Comprising of leading Abu Dhabi entities, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ports, Etihad Cargo, Rafed, SkyCell, and Maqta Gateway, as well as a wide body of global logistics players, the HOPE Consortium is developing capacity to transport, store, and distribute 18 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses per annum to countries around the world.

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