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Visualized: The Global Syringe Shortage Threatening Vaccine Efforts


This post is by Katie Jones from Visual Capitalist


The following content is sponsored by NuGen Medical Devices

The Global Syringe Shortage Threatening Vaccine Efforts

Routine vaccination saves millions of lives every single year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

But even though global vaccination coverage is improving, closing the gap in immunization has led to skyrocketing demand for syringes—which is forecast to result in a major shortage that could make matters worse.

In the above infographic from NuGen Medical Devices, we explore the factors leading to the syringe shortage and take a look at the company’s innovative needle-free solution that could play an important role in closing the immunization gap.

The Immunization Gap

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people around the world struggled to get access to routine vaccinations.

In fact, as of 2019 more than 19 million children around the world were considered to be “zero-dose” which means that they did not receive any routine vaccinations.

Moreover, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, global immunization dropped even further with 25 million children missing out on routine vaccines in 2021 alone.

Why is Immunization So Important?

Vaccinations prevent against over 20 life-threatening diseases and save between 2-3 million deaths per year, making them—as the WHO describes—the foundation of healthcare systems and an indisputable human right.

As countries work through a backlog of vaccinations to close the immunization gap that has (Read more...)

Putting Pet Health First: Chronic Illnesses in Dogs and Cats



The following content is sponsored by NuGen Medical Devices.

Putting Pet Health First: Chronic Illnesses in Dogs and Cats

If you own pets, do you consider them a part of your family?

With pet ownership trends on the rise, particularly among younger generations, the pet care market is booming too. This includes a growing awareness of the different pet health conditions that one’s pet may face—especially chronic illnesses.

This infographic from NuGen Medical Devices looks at some of the most common chronic illnesses in dogs and cats, and how prevalent they are.

The Global Pet Health Industry

High shares of many generations reported considering their pets as “beloved family members”, according to a survey of pet owners. However, to take this further, Millennials and Gen Z cohorts reported seeing themselves more as “pet parents” instead of owners.

This is partially what is behind the bourgeoning rise of the pet care market, which is set to surpass $350 billion by 2027, at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% between 2020-2027P.

Another driver of this market is that pets are a long-term commitment, which makes the industry relatively recession-proof as no matter the conditions, people continue to invest in making sure their pets have a high quality of life. This is helping many pets to live longer on average:

  • Outdoor cats: 5-7 years
  • Medium to large dogs: 8-13 years
  • Small dogs: 10-15 years
  • Indoor cats: 13-17 years

However, the older a pet gets, the more at-risk that pet (Read more...)