A number of Rotary Clubs in Mongolia and the United States and grant makers, collaborate to purchase locally made sharps containers (biohazard boxes for sharp medical waste) made in Mongolia to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) technical specifications.
FIRE distributes the boxes and provides important training to health care workers, waste handlers and inspection agents about the proper use of sharps containers and safe disposal of sharps waste nationwide. The objective is to substantially reduce the number of needle sticks and lacerations with contaminated needles or other medical sharps waste, inadvertently preventing the spread of blood borne viruses in the health care environment.
To date, 94,000 sharps containers have been distributed to 229 health care facilities throughout six provinces. That is enough for a two-year supply for every hospital and health care clinic in these six provinces.