Waste management

As the global healthcare system expands, including the increasing success of immunization efforts, this inevitably leads to a growing amount of healthcare waste (HCW). Certain types of HCW can pose significant environmental and public health risks...

Webinar: New guidance for managing health care waste produced by your immunisation program

Webinar: New guidance for managing health care waste produced by your immunisation program August 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CEST (Geneva)

The Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) page is now live!

As most of you know, healthcare waste (HCW) is a growing problem and will likely continue until we have developed materials that can fully breakdown into the environment without harm. Until this po

Expanding safe waste management to public health systems

One month ago, the LANCET (ScienceDirectRef: “Expanding safe waste management to public health systems”

Addressing safety to maintain acceptance (Vaccine Supply Chain Futures 5/6)

This is the fifth and last topic in my six-part Vaccine Supply Chain Futures series focused on the potential to address safety issues related to the management of sharps waste including syringe and

Towards evidence-based decision making for strengthening immunization supply chains: a review of literature

Immunization programs in low-income countries are facing the most ambitious targets of the last four decades: reach every child with existing and many new vaccines. The original immunization supply

Field-level vaccine supply chain indicators: vaccine utilization efficiency (post 3 of 4)

This posting is one of four, each discussing a different indicator. This post discusses vaccine utilisation efficiency. Another efficiency indicator measures the level of vaccine admin

Medical waste disposal for public health (1)

I hope that you will disagree with me and tell me that medical waste disposal systems in low-to-middle income countries have advanced dramatically in the last ten years. But I have the impression is t

Solutions to the waste management conundrum

[i]by Yves Chartier, WHO, and Olga Popova, Crucell[/i] Worldwide immunization programs have had an enormously positive impact on health and health care since 1974 when the World Health Assembly lau

Syringe Waste Incapulation

As a result of our posting on Tech Net we were made aware of a technique for melting syringes and suspending the needles in the innards of a plastic block formed by the melting plastic syringes. This

UNDP GEF Project on Healthcare Waste Management: Report

[i]Many thanks to Ashley Iwanaga for sending in the latest UNDP GEF Healthcare Waste Management Project report. Dear Colleagues, The UNDP GEF Project on Healthcare Waste Management is excited t

Management and safe disposal of vaccination waste at health facility level (applicable for non-live vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines)

Safe Management of Waste generated during the evacuation of 175 Nepalese students from Wuhan, China during the COVID-19 pandemic

SAFE MANAGEMENT OF THE HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATED AND STORED AS RESIDUAL WASTE IN THE VACCINE CENTERS OF KATHMANDU VALLEY DURING COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Activities conducted for collection and disposal of sharp waste in Kathmandu valley

This job aid provides guidance on safe and effective management and disposal of wastes generated by COVID-19 vaccination activities at the facility level. It reminds health workers and wastes handlers that used and unused COVID-19 vaccine vials...

The vaccine tracker was developed by World Bank in an effort to identify countries in urgent need of financial and operational support for vaccine deployment readiness, and to monitor, track and resolve bottlenecks on the ground.,The vaccine tracker...

Guinée Bissau: Analyse de la réponse du pays à la COVID-19 et identification des meilleures pratiques et des lacunes cruciales à prendre en compte dans les futurs plans d’intervention pratiques exemplaires.,Guinée Bissau: Analyse de la...

Somalia: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Somalia: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future...

Mozambique: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Mozambique: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future...

Botswana: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Botswana: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future...

Syria: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Syria: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response...

Bhutan: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,Bhutan: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response...

The Gambia: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future response plans,The Gambia: Analysis of country COVID-19 response, identifying best practices and crucial gaps to factor into future...

Ten case studies in annex 5 illustrate the implementation of health care waste recommendations

Gavi and UNICEF present a new TechNet webinar on health care waste management with a focus on the immunisation program. As immunisation increasingly reaches more people, health care waste (HCW) also grows. Certain types of HCW can pose significant...

The alternatives database is a web tool, developed by the Health Care Without Harm Global Team, to help staff responsible for procuring healthcare waste treatment technologies to identify alternatives to incinerators.

This synthesis document provides a high-level summary of the complete document, Health Care Waste Management in Immunisation Programs: Guidance for Proposal Planning, which was designed to help you to prepare and plan your HCWM system, and to...

This guide was designed to help you to prepare and plan your HCWM system, and to clarify your country’s HCWM status to help you develop proposals for funding and investment from an immunisation perspective.

The HCWM maturity model is not a full-scale assessment; it is meant to initiate discussion and a high-level review. As a strategic-level assessment tool, the maturity model is the first step in both engaging stakeholders from across the health...

The purpose of this document is two-fold. The first is to provide criteria for selecting technologies to facilitate decision making for improved health care waste management in health care facilities. The second is to provide an overview of...

This document highlights the key aspects of safe health-care waste management in order to guide policy-makers, practitioners and facility managers to improve such services in health-care facilities. It is based on the comprehensive and detailed WHO...

Для того чтобы помочь странам эффективно управлять отходами иммунизации, образующимися в ходе плановой иммунизации и мероприятий по...

Afin d’aider les pays à gérer efficacement les déchets de vaccination générés par la vaccination systématique et par les activités de vaccination supplémentaires (AVS), la plate-forme d’élimination appropriée (ADIW) a été...

This is the 1st presentation of a TechNet webinar lead by Gavi and UNICEF on health care waste management with a focus on the immunisation program. As immunisation increasingly reaches more people, health care waste (HCW) also grows. Certain types...

This is the 2nd presentation of a TechNet webinar lead by Gavi and UNICEF on health care waste management with a focus on the immunisation program. As immunisation increasingly reaches more people, health care waste (HCW) also grows. Certain types...

To support countries to effectively manage immunization waste generated from both routine immunization and supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), the Appropriate Disposal (ADIW) platform has been developed that allows stakeholders at...

В них перечислены санитарно-эпидемиологические требования Кыргызстана к медицинским и профилактическим организациям. Этот документ...

Настоящий Закон определяет государственную политику в области обращения с отходами производства и потребления и призван...

This is an official guide and reference necessary to provide direction to the national strategic health services programs for Nigeria.

This Health Care Waste Management SOPs were developed as a result of the need to strategically and professionally manage the healthcare waste arising from the healthcare industry as well as safeguarding healthcare workers from the risks and...

This is an official guide and reference necessary to provide direction to the national strategic health services programs in Kenya.

A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out between June and September 2008 at a tertiary health facility (Teaching Hospital) in Nigeria with the aim of assessing the current practices and commitment to sustainable Healthcare Waste...

Case study on the Dhaka City Corporation, a PPP with the state of Bangladesh in providing Healthcare Waste Management . This case study highlights an example of how the private sector can aid in supporting or providing social services to the...

Upon request of the U.S. Agency for International Development/Central Asia Region (USAID/CAR) the AIDSTAR-One Project engaged two senior staff from JSI’s Making Medical Injection Safer (MMIS) project as consultants to conduct a situation analysis...

This is a report on managing waste safely and appropriately to minimize risks of infection and injury in Myanmar. It summarizes the current Healthcare Waste Management system, and talks about project innovations like the "de-fanging" of sharps.

This is a case study of a specific hospital in Queens, New York that has implemented a tremendous amount of innovate approaches to Healthcare Waste Management , taking into account environmental sustainability.

A very comprehensive guide with case studies, tools, as well as other facets of Healthcare Waste Management in the U.S. This guide looks at integrating waste contracts (or at least coordination of waste-related contracts) to help a hospital minimize...

This article talks about a specific private public partnership in Ghana where a company named ZoomPak was able to help Ghana in increasing the availability of Waste Management treatment and disposal services.

An article on Public Private Partnerships and their service provision in waste management in Ghana

This report presents the status of Healthcare Waste Management in selected countries in the Western Pacific Region. The compilation of the report was based on a survey conducted in selected countries in the Region. An assessment of results was made...

The brief is based on the experience of a pilot project in the Kwale District. It focuses on a number of issues related to the management of health facilities: the rational for decentralisation of health services, the role of the community in the...

This publication describes the innovative system that was developed in Kyrgyzstan and implemented in the frame of a bilateral cooperation project financed by the SDC. The system in the Kyrgyz Republic is great because it requires both low replicable...

Quick factsheet on UN and GEF’s projects in Africa that are aimed at improving Healthcare Waste Management. Specifically this document focuses on projects that used an innovative or relatively high-tech piece of equipment or other technology in...

This compendium reviews basic data on healthcare waste, including material constituents, moisture content, incombustibles, heating value, chemical composition, and bulk density.

The Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies were created to help mayors and decision makers understand the various technologies and when they would be appropriate based on local circumstances

Decision-makers faced with the choice of upgrading or maintaining an existing medical waste incinerator, installing a new one, or contracting with a hauler who may take the waste to a large off-site incinerator should consider the following...

The purpose of this document is two-fold. The first is to provide criteria for selecting technologies to facilitate decision making for improved health care waste management in health care facilities. The second is to provide an overview of specific...

This is a framework for making and justifying decisons for purchased services. The authors of this report discuss recent legislation designed to protect small businesses by ensuring that bundling occurs only when it is likely to generate measurably...

This series of guides aims to promote better management of healthcare technology and to provide practical advice on all aspects of its acquisition and utilization, as well as on the organization and financing of healthcare technical services that...

This is a chapter from a larger Immunization Handbook for Medical Officers that the Government of India produced as as an in-country guide.

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