GRICD, a cold chain technology company that uses the Internet of Things to enable last-mile delivery of temperature-sensitive products, has partnered with Haultrac, a logistics company, to improve the delivery of essential healthcare commodities to all 36 states of the nation, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on behalf of USAID.
According to the firms, the healthcare commodities include medicines, rapid diagnostic test kits, laboratory reagents, and consumables.
In a statement, Chief Executive Officer and founder of GRICD, Oghenetega Iortim, said, “Inability to keep temperature-sensitive medical commodities within required temperature range leads to waste of life-saving medication, sometimes loss of life.
We are excited to be working with Haultrac and USAID to ensure the safe delivery of these essential commodities across Nigeria and make it easier for all parties to do business with confidence.
The CEO of Haultrac, Segun Adeoye, added, “Transporting temperature-sensitive commodities over long distances in a country like Nigeria can present many challenges. However, with real-time monitoring, we can move these commodities with confidence and take proactive steps to reduce wastage and maximise the value of these commodities.”
The firms said, “Using Gricd’s Real-Time Data Loggers and Enterprise Monitoring Software, all parties will be able to guarantee the quality of these commodities during storage, transit, and distribution to the end-user.
“The partnership will also include long haul and last-mile delivery of commodities dispatched and received from central and regional warehouses to cold storage facilities in Abuja, Jos, Ogba (Lagos State) and Oshodi (Lagos State), as well as from regional distribution centres to health facilities or other designated service delivery points supported by USAID.”