As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world and in Africa, the health care sector is developing strategies and best practices to ensure the safe and sustainable management of waste material and equipment contaminated with the coronavirus.
The rapid spread of the corona virus globally has exposed the vulnerability of the global supply chains, especially in the health sector. This time of crisis has reminded us of our need for agile supply chains and for sustainability management systems that can help mitigate negative impacts of procurement of medical supplies on health and environment during pandemics.
We are facing a global crisis that puts an extraordinary and unprecedented burden on health systems, organizations, and professionals. On every continent, health care workers continue to care for people with COVID-19 despite the risks to their families and their own health.