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NEWS IMPULSE – INDIA BELGIUM COLLABORATED TO DISTRIBUTE THE COVID 19 VACCINES | 10 DECEMBER

Syllabus Section: Current events of International Importance

 

Why in News?

India and Belgium have come together to work collaboratively to disseminate Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics across the world.

Key highlights and significance

  • The entire world has been affected amid the Covid-19 pandemic. So, distributing an effective Covid-19 vaccine entire nation is the greatest logistical challenge ever the world will face.
  • India is having the vaccine manufacturing capacity while it is expected that Belgium will play its role in logistics and supply. Thus, both the nation will make sure vaccine is delivered across the world.
  • This collaboration between India and Belgium is the largest distribution effort in the 21st century.
  • India and Belgium partner will promote vaccine cargo transports from India through the global hub Belgium.
  • Belgium has expertise in the handling of vaccines through its air cargo and Belgian airports.
  • Challenges to this exercise are prioritization of beneficiaries, supply chain management, cold chain management, vaccine safety, surveillance and monitoring and reporting etc.

 

Source: The Hindu Business Lines.

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