October 01, 2020: Today, World Courier has opened its first office in Nairobi, Kenya, which is located close to the airport to ensure rapid turnarounds. With over twenty years of experience in the African continent and 18,000+ shipments across the territory in 2019, World Courier Kenya will enable better supply chains and extend healthcare solutions for eastern Africa’s healthcare logistics industry.

Currently, the company has four offices and a depot in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa’s pharmaceutical industry has grown significantly in recent years, and is predicted to increase to $45 billion by the end of 2020. Rising temperatures, minimal rainfall, a significant lack of infrastructure (roads, cargo facilities, and internet), unreliable power, and data monitoring – are some of the reasons why healthcare logistics providers find it challenging to conduct clinical trials in Africa.

Remo Hanselmann, managing director South Africa & Kenya, said, "Given East Africa’s strategic importance to World Courier, opening an office in Nairobi was the clear choice as expand our operations into adjacent markets. Opening the Kenya base has been four years in the making. We finally got approval in 2019, and since then we’ve been getting everything ready – moving into our premises and making sure the team was able to immediately get started.”

Although these challenges can be complex, World Courier has the experience and network to mitigate these issues wherever possible. We transport and store time-and temperature-sensitive products — executing processes that mitigate risk while also maximizing the return on R&D developments.

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