We’re proud to announce that our team in Iberia has partnered with international organization Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to provide children in East African countries with access to medicines to treat pneumonia.
Gregorio Hernando, General Manager of Palletways Iberia, said: "According to UNICEF, pneumonia claims the life of a child every 39 seconds and is the leading cause of death in children under five years of age, so we must work and support this type of initiative to ensure that access to medicines and vaccines is universal. We want to contribute to a more fair, equal world and by collaborating with this project, we can help to reduce infant mortality and promote greater development of society and economy in low-income countries.
“We are extremely proud to support this life-saving initiative - we are more than a palletised freight network, we’re socially committed and we’ll continue to support causes such as these to help those in need.”
Founded in 2000, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance works to improve access to vaccines for millions of vulnerable children living in the world's poorest countries. Together with the "la Caixa" Foundation, its first private partner, donors, and the Matching Fund of the Belinda & Gates Foundation, it has managed to vaccinate nearly nine million children between 2008 and 2022 - 860,000 children last year alone.
Thanks to our contribution, along with help from the Matching Fund, we’re pleased to report that 563 children have already been vaccinated.