Overview of technologies for the treatment of infectious and sharp waste from health care facilities

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 health care waste technologies for the treatment of solid infectious and sharp waste for health care facility administrators and planners, WASH and infection prevention control staff, national planners, donors and partners. For each technology, details on its operation, effects on the

environment and health, requirements for installation, capacities for treating waste, examples of consumables and advantages and disadvantages are described.


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  • Supply chain & logistics


  • Waste management

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Appropriate Disposal of Immunization Waste (ADIW) platformUNICEF2020ToolEnglish
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Gestion Des déchets solides d’activités de soins dans les centres de santé primaireOMS - Organisation Mondiale de la Santé2005GuidanceFrench
Green Healthcare WasteGlobal Environment Facility (GEF), Health Care Without Harm, UNDP, World Health Organization (WHO)RepositoryEnglish
Health Care Waste Management Budget Planning - GuidanceHealth Care Without Harm2019GuidanceEnglish
Health care waste management in immunization programs: Guidance for proposal planningGavi, the Vaccine Alliance2020GuidanceEnglish
Health care waste management in immunization programs: Guidance for proposal planning - synthesis documentGavi, the Vaccine Alliance2020GuidanceEnglish
Health care waste management maturity modelGavi, the Vaccine Alliance2020GuidanceEnglish
Healthcare Waste Management Expanded Costing Analysis Tool (ECAT) for Low-Income Countries.World Health Organization (WHO)2020ToolEnglish
Healthcare Waste Management Rapid Assessment Tool (RAT)World Health Organization (WHO)2019ToolEnglish
Healthcare waste treatment technologies databaseHealth Care Without Harm2022RepositoryEnglish
Hospital Service Management (2nd revised; 2015) GuidelinesGovernment of Bangladesh2015ReportEnglish
Individualized Rapid Assessment Tool (I-RAT).UNDP2019ToolEnglish
Management of solid health-care waste at primary health-care centresWorld Health Organization (WHO)2005GuidanceEnglish
Overview of technologies for the treatment of infectious and sharp waste from health care facilitiesWorld Health Organization (WHO)2019GuidanceSpanish
Planning and Implementing High-Quality Supplementary Immunization Activities for Injectable VaccinesWorld Health Organization (WHO)2016GuidanceEnglish
Plateforme pour développer conjointement un système robuste de gestion des déchets de vaccinationUNICEF2020ToolFrench
Préparation des plans nationaux de gestion des déchets de soins médicaux en Afrique subsahariennePNUE - Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement, OMS - Organisation Mondiale de la Santé2016GuidanceFrench
Preparation of National Healthcare Waste Management Plans in Sub-Saharan Countries - Guidance ManualUNDP, World Health Organization (WHO)2016GuidanceEnglish
Safe management of wastes from health-care activities: a summaryWorld Health Organization (WHO)2017GuidanceEnglish
Unit 5 - Safe injections and Waste DisposalGovernment of India2017GuidanceEnglish
Платформа для совместной разработки рациональной системы управления отходами иммунизации v2021.1UNICEF2021ToolRussian

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