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Subject: Health technologies > Health care waste management

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Planning for Safe Syringe Disposal

In this document you will find a guide that provides assistance with planning sharps waste disposal systems through the five important steps: review existing legislation and policy, collection of data in your district; review sharps collection options; review options for disposal in non-incineration areas; complete map by assigning disposal systems to non-incinerator health facilities; and create a district planning guide to calculate needs and plan implementation.

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Practical, Local Solutions for Safely Managing Contaminated Syringes and Other Medical Waste

Author: Wittet S; Bhattari M; Chaudray A

Publication date: 2004

Region: Global

Part of series: CVP Occasional Papers

Procurement Guidance for Countries: A User's Guide for Resources on Procuring Safe Injection Equipment

This document provides practical illustrations on how to use key global resources related to the procurement of safe-injection equipment. It is intended for use by country decision-makers responsible for selecting and procuring good-quality safe-injection equipment.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Global

Proper Handling and Disposal of Auto-Disable Syringes and Safety Boxes: A Training Module for Clinic Managers and Immunization Providers

Author: Wittet S

Publication date: 2002

Region: Global

Quantifying Infectious Waste Produced by HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis Programs and the Needs for Injection Safety Equipment

This document is intended to start discussions around quantifying the need for safe injection equipment and the amount of infectious sharps waste produced by testing and treatment programs for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The analysis was developed to support advocacy efforts to integrate injection safety as an essential element of all health care programs.

Publication date: June 2009

Region: Global

Segregation of Medical Waste

This training aid was developed as part of Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste. The aid includes a graphical representation of the segregation of medical waste into three categories: non-infectious, infectious, and sharps. Over the last few years, a number of countries have adapted the basic concepts and developed country-specific versions of this aid for training and for display in health facilities. The document available here is a link to an example adapted for Kenya.

Publication date: June 2006

Region: Global

Small-Scale Autoclaves to Manage Medical Waste: A Buyer’s Guide to Selecting Autoclaves Manufactured in India

This guide provides technical information on small-scale affordable autoclaves manufactured in India that can be used for medical waste treatment. It includes issues to consider when purchasing an autoclave, technical specifications of some devices, and a list of Indian manufacturers of autoclaves. The guide is intended to be used to aid in decision-making for purchase of autoclaves for medical waste treatment. It is available in single-page format as well as booklet style.

Publication date: September 2008

Region: Global

Small-Scale Incinerator Construction: Recommendations from the Rwanda Experience

This report documents a partnership in Rwanda to support infrastructure and systems development to ensure the safe handling, treatment, and final disposal of infectious medical waste.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Global

Summary Report: Evaluation of Retractable Syringes in a Measles-Rubella Immunization Campaign in Peru

In 2006, UNICEF, the Peruvian Ministry of Health, and PATH performed an evaluation in Peru to assess perceptions of acceptability and safety of automatic retractable syringes in an immunization setting and their affect on waste disposal. The evaluation showed that retractable syringes were seen as a reliable, easy-to-use, preferred alternative to standard disposables in the campaign setting. The evaluation also found that retractable syringes have the potential to improve the safe management of sharps waste.

Publication date: October 2008

Region: Global

Technologies for Injection Safety

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work on safe injections and waste management.

Publication date: September 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Training Health Workers in the Management of Sharps Waste

This training manual is available for downloading in four sectioons: first, the guide for facilitation; second, the guide for training injection providers; third, the guide for training waste handlers; and fourth, resources.

Author: Berman A; Nelson C

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Treatment Alternatives for Medical Waste Disposal

This document describes technology options for treating infectious medical waste, including incineration, chemical treatment, autoclaving, microwaving, and shredding/compacting. Performance issues, environmental impact, and perspectives from several developing countries are described.

Publication date: October 2005

Region: Global

Using a Needle Remover

This document provides the user with guidelines on how to use a Balcan type needle remover safely.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Using a Protected Sharps Barrel

This document provides a set of guidelines for correctly using a protected sharps barrel.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Using a Protected Sharps Pit

This document provides a list of steps to follow for correctly using a protected sharps pit.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Vaccine Resource Library Website

PATH’s Vaccine Resource Library (VRL) seeks to gather the world’s best immunization resources in a single, easy-to-use website. The VRL offers a wide variety of high-quality, scientifically accurate documents and links on specific diseases and topics in immunization. It is geared for health professionals in the developing and industrialized worlds, as well as for journalists, policymakers, community leaders, parents, and others interested in vaccine-related resources. The resources found on the VRL are collected from a variety of sources, including news media, scientific journals, and leaders in public health.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Websites

Vaccine Technologies at PATH

PATH and our partners have been advancing innovative vaccine technologies for more than 30 years. This report outlines our approach and capabilities. It also describes a number of individual vaccine technologies at various stages of development and market introduction to put this work in context. 

Publication date: September 2010

Region: Global

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