With the scale up of high-impact interventions to address high infectious disease prevalence comes with it an ever-increasing volume of health care waste. This increase in generated waste poses risk for health workers, patients, communities, and the environment. AIDSFree assessed the suitable waste treatment technologies, developed equipment specifications, and established operating parameters for health care waste treatment.
health care waste management
The toolkit provides guidance on health care waste management (HCWM) and environmental hygiene best practices for VMMC services. Each component of the toolkit is based on VMMC program experience, WHO guidance, and USAID environmental protection/compliance regulations. The toolkit contains two components: program guidance and site guidance. The resources in the toolkit’s program guidance component provide VMMC implementing partners with guiding principles for the design, implementation, and monitoring of VMMC environmental health programs.
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.
Health Care Waste Management in Uganda Fact Sheet
Health service delivery in Uganda is administered through 111 districts, 254 health sub-districts, and over 3,000 health units. These service delivery areas generate health care waste that contributes to the spread of infectious communicable diseases, which, according to the Ministry of Healths health management information system data, accounts for 60 to 80 percent of the disease burden in Uganda.
Public-private Partnerships for a Centralized Waste Disposal Treatment Plant in Eastern Uganda Issue Brief