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Subject: Health technologies > Health care waste management

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Guiding Principles for Managing Medical Waste

This document provides a brief overview of key considerations for developing a medical waste-management plan at the facility, district, and national levels.

Publication date: March 2005

Region: Global

Health Care Waste Management: Sharing the Responsibility

PATH and John Snow, Inc., developed these brief talking points on health care waste management to support advocacy efforts in order to raise awareness about why health care waste management is important and how programs can improve current practices.

Publication date: January 2010

Region: Global

Helping PEPFAR Partners Manage Health Care Waste: Practical Approaches and Lessons Learned From Uganda and Nigeria

Under the Making Medical Injections Safer project, PATH has supported ministries of health and environment to develop the systems needed for effective health care waste management. This paper describes the process, tools, and strategies used to successfully engage PEPFAR partners in Uganda and Nigeria to improve health care waste management.

Publication date: October 2009

Region: Africa

The Incinerator Guidebook: A Practical Guide for Selecting, Purchasing, Installing, Operating, and Maintaining Small-Scale Incinerators in Low-Resource Settings

This guidebook captures lessons learned by PATH over the course of the Making Medical Injections Safer project, in both Centers for Disease Control and USAID countries, on selecting, procuring, and installing a small-scale incinerator for health care waste management.

Publication date: March 2010

Region: Global

Incinerator Maintenance Checklist

This job aid was developed to support training of small-scale incinerator operators and provides key message about how to perform regular maintenance. Regular maintenance is critical to ensuring the incinerator functions optimally for the projected life of the unit.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Incinerator Operator Guidelines

This job aid was developed to support training of small-scale incinerator operators and summarizes safe and effective operation. Key steps are outlined, including preheating and optimal loading instructions. By following these steps, incinerator operators can help ensure the unit operates optimally, reaching desired temperatures and ensuring waste is safely treated.

Publication date: May 2010

Region: Global

Interactions Between Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sanitation Systems: Landscape Analysis of Menstrual Hygiene Products and a Waste-Loading Model

This poster, presented at the 2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy on October 14–18, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's research in South Africa and India on the impact of menstrual hygiene products and practices on multiple sanitation systems and the impact of the sanitation systems on the menstrual hygiene management experiences, product choices, and practices of women and adolescent girls.

Author: Wilmouth R, Muller N, Truyens C, Hoppenjans L, Sommer M, Adelman S, Hoffmann V

Publication date: October 2013

Region: Global

Kenya Country Program Website

This website about PATH’s Kenya country program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Africa

Part of series: Program websites

Key Steps in Sharps Waste Disposal

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 key steps involved in the safe management of health care waste: segregation, containment, handling and storage, transport, treatment or destruction, and disposal.

Publication date: July 2006

Region: Global

Landscape for Safe Injection, Phlebotomy, and Waste Management

This document provides guidelines for implementing a procurement policy for safe injection and brings together issues that countries should consider when developing and implementing the procurement aspect of a national injection safety policy. The document points out issues to consider in transitioning from policy to implementation, regulatory factors, public-sector considerations, and the need to sensitize private-sector manufacturers. It also includes a landscape of manufacturers of safe injection equipment.

Publication date: January 2010

Region: Global

Maintaining a Needle Remover

In this document you will find a set of guidelines on how to correctly maintain a needle remover for extended use.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Managing Health Care Waste Disposal: Guidelines on How to Construct, Use, and Maintain a Waste Disposal Unit

This publication provides guidelines on how to construct, use, and maintain a waste disposal unit.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Managing Health Care Waste Disposal: Operator's Manual

In this document you will find an operator's manual on how to use the waste disposal unit.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

Managing Sharps Waste in Andhra Pradesh: Introduction and Scale-Up of a Sharps Waste Management Program.

This case study reports on the five-year collaboration between PATH and the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, as we worked to find solutions for appropriate, legal, and effective solutions for disposing of immunization waste from Andhra Pradesh?s 1,400 primary health centers and 12,500 health subcenters.

Publication date: 2007

Region: Asia

Medical Waste Management for Primary Health Centers in Indonesia

In 2003 and 2004, PATH worked with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to build awareness and provide policy guidance to the country's decision-makers. This report describes the process and lessons learned implementing pilot waste-management systems in three districts of Yogyakarta province. The report was used to guide development of waste-management policy in Indonesia and could serve as a useful model for other countries.

Publication date: October 2005

Region: Global

Menstrual Hygiene Management in Communal Sanitation Facilities: Recommendations to eThekwini Municipality

This presentation, given at the 36th Water, Engineering and Development Centre International Conference in Nakuru, Kenya, July 1–5, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's findings and recommendations regarding waste management practices and perceptions in communal sanitation facilities.

Author: Wilmouth R, Truyens C, Buckley C, Turnberg W, Daniell W

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Africa

Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems: Findings From Two Case Studies in South Africa and India

A forthcoming PATH report, Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems, includes the appendices found here. Appendix 2 is a landscape analysis of menstrual hygiene products available in South Africa and India and their attributes, presented in table format; Appendix 4 presents qualitative data from hybrid sanitary pad research in India; and Appendix 8 offers key lessons regarding menstrual hygiene and sanitation systems educational messaging for women, sanitation workers, and country- and community-level decision-makers.

Publication date: August 2013

Region: Global

Needle Remover Technical Overview

This document provides technical overview of the needle remover project at PATH and includes information such as links to related materials available on the PATH website.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Optimal Settings for Needle Removers

This document reviews the site characteristics of both health facilities and injection settings in order to determine the optimal use of a needle-remover device.

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

PATH in Kenya: Innovation and Partnership to Improve Health

This brochure outlines PATH's work to help Kenya's health care sector improve services and strengthen community networks while empowering Kenyans to adopt healthier lifestyles. PATH offers novel approaches and technical expertise to address a range of health challenges, and we manage projects that reach millions of Kenyans.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Africa

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