To avoid the indirect or direct impacts of poorly managed health care waste, our pharmaceutical waste management activities provide technical assistance to country counterparts. We implement best management practices, which incorporate appropriate health and safety measures, and environmental safeguards, which include proper disposal of medical waste in accordance with international norms and regulations.
Pharmaceutical Waste Management.
Benin Seizes 118 Tons of Counterfeit Medicines — Now What?
More than 100,000 deaths per year in Africa are linked to counterfeit medicines, either because the medicines were substandard or simply contained no active ingredients at all. Using counterfeit medicines with an insufficient dosage of active ingredients can lead to drug resistance, particularly in the case of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. The problem…