Bolloré Africa Logistics in Rwanda has announced its participation in the import of the initial containers which will make up the Africa's first mobile vaccine production laboratory
Rwanda received six mobile vaccine production units which were supplied by a major player in the global pharmaceutical industry. The delivery of the units marks the first shipment of its kind in Africa and they will eventually form a major production facility with the potential to produce up to 100mn mRNA vaccines annually.
The project was carried out in collaboration with Bolloré Africa Logistics in Rwanda and Bolloré Logistics in Germany, which handled the transport and logistics of the mobile laboratories to their destination. The logistics execution plan for the container labs, now based in Kigali, involved the management of all logistical aspects of the project thus far, from import documentation to the delivery of the goods, as well as the transfer of the containers and the unloading in a dedicated warehouse, fully operated and managed by Bolloré Logistics in Rwanda.
Thanks to the mobile laboratories, African countries will now be able to produce vaccines on site, strengthening their capacity to fight diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV and protect their populations.
"We are convinced that this project will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the African population, and we are particularly pleased to have been able to contribute to it. The successful execution of this project also highlights the importance of effective partnerships and teamwork in the implementation of innovative projects," said Roger Nkubito, managing director of Bolloré Africa Logistics in Rwanda and Burundi.