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TitleManagement of waste from injection activities at the district level : guidelines for district health managers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsChartier, Y, Woolnough, E
Paginationiv, 20 p. : ill., tab.
Date Published2006-01-01
PublisherWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
ISBN Number9241594284
Keywordsdisposal, guidelines, hazardous wastes, monitoring, planning, sdihyg, solid waste treatment

This simple and practical tool will help district health managers to elaborate a realistic district level plan to reduce improper disposal of waste from injection activities. It shows concise and to-the-point, illustrated with simple pictures and elucidating frames, the steps that need to be taken.

How to assess the situation in the district; waste handling treatment and disposal options;  criteria for selecting appropriate waste treatment and disposal strategy; estimate equipment need for injection waste; ensure the sustainability of the strategy/action plan; calculate and communicate needs to health authorities; set up a monitoring and evaluation system.

The summary provides a detailed schedule with the steps to take to implement a safe waste management plan.

The guide puts a special emphasis on the management of sharps.

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