Kits create standardisation in healthcare delivery, resulting in efficient packing and delivery of medicines and medical goods, so that health care providers can be confident they will receive the right medicines and medical products to treat specific conditions. IDA has extensive experience in working with customers to create custom kits based on specific requirements.
Above is a video showing IDA's kit production process including inbound, storage, kit packaging, outbound including cold chain in a GDP warehouse.
Kitting and warehousing in Dubai
The composition and logistics of kits can be a complex process. IDA’s kitting facility is strategically located in Dubai, at the crossroad between Asia, Africa, and Europe, close to both airport and seaport. This ensures fast shipments to any location, especially during emergency response. It is also close to the International Humanitarian City, a logistics centre for the distribution of humanitarian aid, where major international NGO’s, UN organisations and intergovernmental organisations are based to quickly respond to global crises.
Aside from a large kit production capacity, the facility is also equipped to stock large numbers of kit components and kits, allowing us to not only respond quickly in the event of an emergency, but also to produce (non-emergency) custom-made kits for our customers.
We have the following standardized kits (according to WHO requirements) available from stock:
Inter-Agency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) 2017
The Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK 2017) is designed to meet the initial primary healthcare needs of a displaced population without medical facilities or a population with disrupted medical facilities in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or during an emergency (definition WHO).
The IEHK contains medicines and medical supplies in quantities that are sufficient to assist a population of 10.000 people for approximately 3 months in crisis situations, such as floods, droughts, earthquakes or armed conflicts. Customers who want to purchase a complete kit should order 10 of each basic module and 1 of each supplementary module.
The cholera kits are designed to support the first month of the initial response to an outbreak. Each type of kit (treatment of 100 cases) has been adapted to the specific use and needs required in various health settings during an outbreak.
Pediatric kit including SAM/MC Children (WHO PED/SAM 2020)
The PED/SAM kit is specifically designed for children and provides suitable medicines, renewables, and equipment to treat common childhood illnesses including severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with medical complications (MC). One kit can treat 50 children with severe acute malnutrition and medical complications. The kit can also be used in paediatric wards (10-15 beds) for 3 months.
This kit does not contain any food supplements, TB, HIV medicines or vaccines.