A HealthTech Report: Field Evaluation of the Acceptability and Feasibility of Syringe Melters in Indonesia

This report shares findings from a field evaluation of three syringe melters temporarily placed in five health centers in Indonesia, which aimed to assess the field performance of the devices, acceptability by health workers, fit into the existing waste management system, and potential design modifications. The study concludes that the introduction of syringe melting into an existing health care waste management system may require shifts in current waste management practices. In addition, an appropriate melter would need to address health worker concerns about safety and appearance and ensure that the melter is not misused.

Author(s): PATH

Published: 2007