The Way Forward: Coordinating Waste Management Efforts in Niger

April 10th, 2023 | News


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries focused on securing high-quality vaccines and personal protective equipment, and were far less concerned about managing health care waste. This was especially challenging given the rapid increase in waste due to the estimated 12.8 billion immunization doses administered during the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, on top of the 16 billion doses of other vaccines administered worldwide yearly.

Read more in the latest blog by Wendy Prosser and Maggie Hurley, JSI staff working on the USAID MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity project. MOMENTUM conducted a workshop in Niger to create a more unified and efficient supply chain to handle and dispose of health care waste. Learn more about the project and the workshop.

Learn more about JSI’s health supply chain management.

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