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How Procurement Services are Shaping a Healthier World

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Procurement services, combined with medical supplies, are the winning team for shaping a healthier world. Universal healthcare is why this industry is dominating transport systems, government discussions and research laboratories around the globe: we all need to be healthy.

The procurement of medical equipment allows countries (especially those who are not as developed), to access both essential and everyday medical supplies. Striving toward universal health coverage requires teamwork by authoritative figures, businesses and communities of all cultures and nationalities. Everything we do at Unimed is about providing whatever health product is needed, no matter the location or circumstances.

Procurement Services Create Efficient Recovery

To buy medical equipment, there needs to be an efficient and reliable connection between a manufacturer and supplier to get the product where it needs to be.

Since the beginning of 2020, we have provided over 25 million medical face masks, syringes, oxygen cylinders and more, to over 23 countries and counting. The efficient recovery and protection of communities are at the forefront of everything the industry stands for, as we put people first.

Without medical products and equipment, which is often life-saving, the public cannot receive the healthcare they desperately need. We must protect others by delivering medical goods to all, including those that may not have the advantages of local clinics and hospitals. Healthcare lies within the community and helps each other through the toughest of battles.

Cost-Cutting: Small Products to Bulk Orders

A colossal benefit of procurement services is the ability to cut costs. From small products to bulk orders, minimising costs for those that require medical goods is at the heart of everything we do. No one should be unable to afford healthcare, which is why we work with clients that lead by the same ethics and morals as us.

According to The Global Fund, US$1 billion a year is invested into building resilient and sustainable systems for health. These numbers are an example of how governments invest in their people’s health, which is crucial now and long into the future. However, there is always more to be done in shaping a healthier world.

Also, as the price of freight is constantly increasing during these times, we’re planning at least 6-months in advance so that there’s no waver in product prices when communities are in desperate need. Procurement of medical equipment focuses on affordability, accessibility and sustainability worldwide.

COP Sustainability Efforts

Commitment, obligation and procurement (COP) continue to involve monitored sustainability efforts. Due to the new heights of climate change challenges that we face, it’s important to remain sustainable within the delivery of healthcare products. When you buy medical equipment, it may not be an essential thought to consider the effects of how the goods are delivered. However, our procurement services lead by example of sustainable practices. We work with the incoterms of each client, whilst revolving orders around our sustainability practices. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Localising procurement

  • Using eco-friendly transport routes

  • Encouraging sea/train freight rather than air freight to reduce fuel consumption

What’s Next?

We’re always pushing to be better for communities and their health, as that’s what medical procurement services are for.

As we continue to fight back against COVID-19, AIDS, Malaria and more, we will shine a light on the importance of medical procurement and its necessity to shaping a healthier world.

If you’d like to find out more about our services, work with us or enquire about medical products, please contact us here.

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