Remote Medical International
When a medical emergency occurs in remote locations, Seattle-based Remote Medical International® (RMI) is there. It operates globally in seven continents and across 5 oceans, providing customers with medical support services in the most isolated environments. As a single source solution for remote medical needs, RMI provides one point of contact for integrated medical services and ongoing advocate support. RMI is proud to partner with Columbia Asia to provide global access to the highest-quality care in the Pacific Asia region. RMI has been recognized five times by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Today, RMI has 200+ employees that provide quality remote healthcare services and supplies around the world.
When 14,000+ employees in remote parts of the Middle East need critical vaccinations, Remote Medical International delivers.
When 14,000+ employees in remote parts of the Middle East need critical vaccinations, Remote Medical International® (RMI) delivers. Leah George of RMI tells how.
We had to seriously look at the unique requirements of this job before we accepted the challenge of safely shipping millions of dollars’ worth of refrigerated vaccines to Afghanistan on behalf of a US Government contractor. This was no simple task as hepatitis B, polio, tetanus and meningitis vaccines are only effective if kept at a steady temperature of 2°-8° C (35°-46° F) during transit, which can last over 100 hours.
In the face of such challenging conditions, we tapped into our extensive expertise in cold chain shipping and customs compliance and then leveraged our global vendor network to secure both competitive pricing and other resources required to ensure the integrity and potency of the vaccines.
Within one week of the order being finalized, we were ready to ship. We had procured a vaccine refrigerator and a backup generator to properly store and assemble the cold chain shipment, completed all of the necessary customs paperwork, and received pre-clearance from customs to avoid any delays in the shipment.
Eighty-three hours later, the vaccines were safely delivered to Afghanistan at the proper temperature, which was constantly monitored and maintained throughout the long and complicated journey. The client was very pleased with our capability and efficiency, and was successfully able to vaccinate its employees with US-standard medications. As a result, this client continues to use RMI for complex international vaccine and pharmaceutical shipments.