Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

DHL in drug distribution deal

DHL Global Forwarding is to distribute albendazole, a drug used in the prevention of Lymphatic Filariasis also known as elephantiasis, for GlaxoSmithKline on a not for profit agreement basis.
As part of a commitment to eliminate LF, GSK has opened a £1.5m manufacturing facility in Cape Town, South Africa to produce albendazole. GSK is partnering with DHL Global Forwarding to manage global distribution. The operation is based at its Cape Town distribution centre.
GSK has donated more than 600 million treatments free of charge to stop the transmission of this disease.
Over the past three and a half years, DHL Global Forwarding has worked with GSK to distribute albendazole to 36 countries.