Insuring Quality Vaccines during a Global Pandemic

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In this episode, Katherine E. Bliss is joined by Ben Hubbard, co-founder, and CEO of Parsyl Inc. As the global race to access Covid-19 vaccines heats up, keeping products cold and ensuring their safe delivery to populations that need them becomes ever more important. Assessing the risks to vaccines during critical periods of transit, storage, and distribution, particularly in lower and middle-income countries that may have limited refrigeration infrastructure, involves real-time data analysis and the use of sensors to detect and transmit information about vaccine temperatures. Ben describes the insurance market for vaccines, the public-private partnerships that are forming around Covid-19 vaccine distribution, and the work Parsyl is doing to solve the quality challenges of moving billions of dollars of life-saving products to every corner of the globe. 

Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Parsyl Inc. and formerly served as Chief of Staff at USAID and as the director of USAID’s credit financing division, the Development Credit Authority.
Katherine E. Bliss
Senior Fellow and Director, Immunizations and Health Systems Resilience, Global Health Policy Center