IAG Cargo helps fight diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela

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Following the outbreak of diphtheria in Venezuela, IAG Cargo has been busy shipping out vaccines to help fight the contagious disease.

There have been 1,900 cases detected across 22 states, and in one shipment alone, IAG Cargo moved over 5.3 tonnes of the diphtheria vaccine from India working in partnership with Indian biopharmaceutical company, Biological E.

IAG Cargo global product manager for Constant Climate, Jez Palmer says: “We ship medicine across 90 countries 24/7, helping control the spread of infectious diseases across the globe. We take the responsibility of shipping live-saving medication very seriously – our dedicated ‘Constant Climate’ product team ensure that vaccines arrive promptly and securely ready to be administered as necessary.”