The Clinical Waste Discussion Forum has been pleased to provide information about the work of InterCare and their efforts to proved medical aid for Africa from unused medical items and pharmaceuticals destined for destruction as waste here in the UK.
In the US, similar work is done by Partners for World Health who unwrap many unwanted but reusable medical supplies for distribution overseas. Because those who will receive the supplies must generally wrap products in old fashioned linen cloth for steam sterilisation, modern outer blue paper wrappers have to be removed before these supplies are shipped.
To draw attention to their work, Partners for World Health recently held a fashion show of clothing fashioned, or is it constructed, from the blue wrap waste.
Turning hospital waste to haute couture! Great stuff, and good luck to Partners for World Health!