Softbox helps get children’s cancer medicine to Tanzania

Softbox donates cold chain packaging to transport children’s cancer medicines to Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Softbox is donating its cold chain packaging to deliver oncology medicines to children in Tanzania in partnership with the UK charity International Health Partners (IHP).

IHP first came to Softbox nearly a year ago looking for temperature-control packaging that could reliably and securely transport its donated cancer medicines in a cold supply chain maintained at 2-8°C. Softbox recommended its Silverpod pallet shippers for airfreight.

The medicines are delivered to TLM, the charity’s Tanzania-based aid partner, pioneering an oncology programme for children in Dar es Salaam. Softbox’s collaboration with IHP will see the delivery of a third shipment to Tanzania next month, containing 500 courses of medicine; bringing the total sent out to 1,900.

“Softbox’s donation has enabled us to send these much-needed medicines to those who desperately need it,” said Colleen Harrisson-Dodds, IHP’s logistics director. “The pharmaceutical companies we work with recommended Softbox’s packaging, and we are very pleased with the result. This is an ongoing programme, and we hope to continue delivering this medicine to our partner hospital in Tanzania, as they have no other access to it and many more patients are in need.”

Kevin Valentine, general manager of Softbox, said: “We are proud to be working with IHP to help achieve the safe temperature control transportation of these life-saving medicines. Knowing our packaging is helping these children to have a healthier and happier life is very rewarding, and we are very proud to be part of this fantastic initiative.”

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