Have a good idea about how to solve the supply chain challenges for Covid-19 vaccine distribution?
Want to contribute to saving lives in the developing world?
The logistics of Covid-19 vaccine distribution is already a challenge for developed nations and will be particularly difficult in developing countries. Some developing nations lack sufficient capacity to properly handle the logistics needs for existing vaccinations, let alone the significant surge in capacity that the Covid-19 vaccine will necessitate. Effective, widespread and secure distribution and administration of the Covid-19 vaccine will require upgrades in logistics capacity worldwide.
Specifically, governments in charge of distributing the vaccine will need to procure the logistics infrastructure, equipment, systems and services needed to:
Thank you for your interest in the IFC Call for Proposals to address the Covid19 distribution challenge. The deadline for the submission of proposals has passed on 15 May 2021. At this point, we are no longer accepting proposals. We are presently reviewing and evaluating all submissions. Due to the high number of submissions, we would like to kindly ask for your patience. We will be in touch with all applicants once this stage is completed. Again many thanks to all individuals and companies that have submitted a proposal.
IFC can provide various forms of support to your private-sector driven project ideas for the in-country distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine in World Bank Group (WBG) client countries. IFC is particularly looking for developing and structuring private sector solutions in two types of projects:
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2021
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