Delivering what matters: Equitable vaccine access globally

UPS, GAVI and Zipline celebrate successful deliveries to remote regions
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The Ghana ministry of health recently announced it completed administering the first 600,000 COVAX COVID-19 vaccines delivered by UPS.

More than 22,000 of those doses were delivered to rural clinics in the Ashanti region via the medical drone network partnership launched in 2019 by The UPS Foundation, GAVI and Zipline.

The drones can quickly deliver vaccines as far away as 69 kilometers with no impact on storage temperature.

See the drones in action:

Thanks to the partnership, the government of Ghana expects to deliver 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines over the coming months using drones.

In addition, freezers donated by UPS have been installed at Zipline distribution sites in Rwanda to support 100,000 doses. The UPS Foundation is providing freezers to Eswatini, Bhutan, Georgia, Albania, Macedonia and Ukraine to support the next shipment of Pfizer vaccines. More countries will be added as conversations with ministries of health continue.

In the U.S., UPS donated freezers to the Navajo Nation to help ensure equitable distribution of the Pfizer vaccine.

As an innovation-driven company with a strong purpose, one way UPS is delivering what matters is by serving the underserved during the pandemic. Read more social impact stories below.

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