Improving health and motherhood with a better cold chain

Anna Jarphammar Senior Communication Manager
anna.jarphammar@envirotainer.com

The 17th of September is the World Patient Safety Day, a WHO campaign for all stakeholders in the healthcare system to work together to improve patient safety.1 The cold chain system is a vital component for storing and transporting of medications for an adequate patient service.

Avoiding preventable harm

At Envirotainer we do know the importance of maintaining correct temperatures during storage and transport of vaccines to ensure its full potency to give the necessary protection. Our containers are built and maintained to provide safe transportation from the pharmaceutical company to the person to be immunized.

The World Patient Safety Day, established in 2019, is a recognition of the fact that patient harm has become a global health problem. WHO aims to rase awareness of the safety issues and engages cold chain stakeholders and health workers lifting the importance of maintaining correct temperatures of vaccines.

About 2 million babies are stillborn every year. Approximately 810 mothers die every day from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, causes which could have been prevented with adequate healthcare. 6,700 newborns die every day. This year’s campaign with the theme “Safe maternal and newborn care”, urges all stakeholders to accelerate their actions to ensure safe and respectful childbirth, raise awareness of safety issues and improve maternal and newborn safety.

Healthcare organizations together with governments around the globe develop programs to improve mother and child health, reduce infant and maternal mortality and sustain high immunization coverage. They strive to improve the quality and coverage of services by enabling effective vaccine management, and safety and maintenance of the cold chain equipment. At Envirotainer we understand that safe transportation is an important component in the immunization program. Our objective is to improve the pharma cold chain ensuring the delivery of medicines in time and at constant temperatures.

Together with the cold chain and healthcare stakeholders, Envirotainer lives the idea to contribute to a better world for everybody and especially for the most vulnerable members of society, including mothers and children.” - Peter Gisel-Ekdahl, CEO Envirotainer

Overcoming obstacles

WHO has developed guidelines to advise national authorities with the development of immunization process strategy. To ensure its efficiency, medicine must be delivered safely to multiple locations, including hard-to-reach geographies. By enabling a reliable and robust cold chain supply, the delivery of life-saving medication is secured.

Envirotainer’s solutions are designed for the extreme requirements of the healthcare industry, withstand some of the most extreme temperatures on the planet and have been used for the transportation of medical supplies to areas experiencing an acute humanitarian crisis. Read here to learn more.

Apart from severe man-made conflicts, the world regularly suffers from the natural disasters causing transportation delays or a complete stop. Envirotainer’s reliable solutions serve the customers even in the times of outmost catastrophes ensuring continued delivery of pharmaceuticals despite the situation. Learn here how we do it.

All vaccines are sensitive biological substances that progressively lose their potency. This process is permanent and irreversible. Availability of vaccines is vital to survival and overall human health and quality of life. Together, we can make a difference for everybody and especially for the most vulnerable members of society, including mothers and babies, as well as for other patients. We make it happen, by ensuring the delivery of life-saving pharmaceuticals reaches those in need, in time, and intact.

References

  1. World Patient Safety Day 2021: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/09/17/default-calendar/world-patient-safety-day-2021

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