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K+N provides IDA Foundation with a Dubai healthcare hub

Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) will operate social enterprise IDA Foundation’s healthcare hub for the Middle East and Africa region, located in Dubai.

The new IDA Foundation hub is located at the K+N facility at Dubai South and will serve as a centralised kitting and global health logistics centre for the region and beyond.

The forwarder will provide product handling, including temperature and access-controlled storage, aggregation, and local and international distribution. A dedicated pharmacist will ensure compliance with strict regulations and risk mitigation.

“Expanding our regional hub in the UAE strategically places IDA Foundation to provide fast and reliable supply of health goods to those in need, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa,” said Wendy Eggen, chief executive of IDA Foundation.

The two companies have been working together for a decade, with the forwarder’s emergency and relief logistics business in Copenhagen providing humanitarian logistics for IDA Foundation in order to distribute health products.

“This alliance is a testament to our shared vision of providing every patient the healthcare product in condition and in the time they deserve, but also delivering sustainable logistics solutions,” said Lee I’Ons, president, the Middle East and Africa at K+N.

IDA Foundation, an independent social enterprise headquartered in Amsterdam, provides medicine and medical goods to healthcare organisations worldwide in over 130 countries.

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