Waste management

July 13, 2017

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.

February 9, 2017

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.

August 26, 2016

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 heal