Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium is expected to treble its storage capacity by the end of 2021
Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium is expected to treble its storage capacity by the end of 2021, a senior health official said on Thursday.
Dr Omar Najm, senior adviser at the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, said the global logistics centre would be able to store 18 billion vaccine doses in the future.
“The Hope Consortium, with all of its different partners, has the capacity, the capability, to the quality required, to transport, store and deliver up to six billion doses this year,” Dr Najm said at an online event ahead of a vaccine logistics conference next week.
“That is going to go up to 18 billion by the end of this year.”
More than four billion people in the world will need to be vaccinated over the next two years to end the pandemic, Dr Najm said.