Zipline has commissioned yet another facility in Nigeria to support the Cross River State government in delivering on its mandate to improve access to universal health coverage for all..
The facility, resulting from a partnership between Zipline and the government of the Cross River State, is similar to that which was recently commissioned in Kaduna State to ensure logistics and medical supplies like vaccines, blood, and pharmaceuticals reach communities within shorter periods compared with the existing means of deliveries..
Ben Ayade, said it has become necessary to attain health coverage for all; the reason why the State Government is leveraging Zipline’s innovative technologies to enable equity in medical care, especially for low-income earners..
Prof Ayade noted that the operation of the Ndok facility would serve as a storage and fulfilment hub for vaccines and other medical essentials, serving as the key supplier of medical commodities making deliveries to over 300 health facilities in Obaliko, Obudu, Obura and other surrounding towns and villages..
“Let me, on behalf of the entire people of Cross River State, thank you for bringing this intervention to our State.
The distribution centre is the first of three centres scheduled to be built in the state and will serve as the key supplier of medical commodities to several health facilities in the State for the speedy dispensing of medical care
Since operations began in Kaduna State in August 2022, Zipline has made successful deliveries to several health facilities, saving several lives.