|Title||Management of waste from injection activities at the district level : guidelines for district health managers|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Chartier, Y, Woolnough, E|
|Pagination||iv, 20 p. : ill., tab.|
|Publisher||World Health Organization (WHO)|
|Place Published||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Keywords||disposal, 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;Â 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.