OUR IMPACT ON
COVID & Emergency items supplied
PPE gowns sourced, manufactured and delivered
PPE coveralls, gloves, masks, sanitisers, reusable respirators, thermometers, and face shields distributed
Testing kits, swabs, and serology tests were procured and dispatched
2020 forced many of us to make a choice: should we rebuild the world as it was or move forward and seize the possibilities before us? It gave us an opportunity to strategise on how to build stronger economies, greener and more inclusive societies, and how to harness the power of our resilience and ingenuity to fashion a world of our choosing.
Our mission of solving humanity’s most pressing challenges hasn’t changed. If anything, our work has only become more critical. As the world’s attention suddenly shifted towards the challenges we’ve dedicated over 50 years to addressing, we were confident in our abilities to tackle these problems and put our skills towards building back better alongside new partners and organisations committed to creating a more resilient future.
Across the world, more than 60 of our programs overcame the operating confines of restrictions and lockdown measures and stepped beyond the original scope of work to meet new needs that resulted from the pandemic. Our teams around the world are continuing to support our people, clients, and communities in the fight against COVID-19 and to build back better post-pandemic.
GeneXpert Dispatch Program
Location: Australia Client: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
When much of the world shut down in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, it was more than individuals that were affected; businesses closed, and global supply chains came to a halt. And, in the midst of the crisis, governments around the world were scrambling to access critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing kits. The market was flooded with subpar and fraudulent items, and prices were soaring well beyond market value.
Our Humanitarian Logistics team was called to action, and in April of 2020, we collaborated with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to source and deliver Cepheid’s GeneXpert molecular testing equipment to 21 Pacific Island Countries. The tests, along with critical PPE, were essential in boosting these countries’ disease prevention and preparedness capabilities.