In developing countries including Nigeria, health care waste management (HCWM) has not received the attention it deserves, and as a result, hazardous medical wastes are handled and disposed of with general municipal waste—at great risk to the health of clinic service providers, environmental health officers, waste handlers, the public, and the environment.
This collection of manuals is designed to provide information and assistance to anyone involved or interested in infection prevention and control. It consists of a manual on supply chain management of an infection prevention and control logistics system and handbooks on healthcare waste management as an infection prevention and control measure for waste handlers and health workers.
In southern Africa, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and is the leading cause of death in HIV/AIDS patients.
Given the overwhelming burden of these two diseases TB and HIV need to be treated predominantly at primary health-care (PHC) level.
In February 2011, AIDSTAR-One, with support from the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), piloted a training curriculum in Kenya that aims to address water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues at health facilities to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and their families. This report summarizes the results of that assessment.