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This book is dealing with the management of hazardous healthcare wastes in low- and middle-income countries. It answers the question How are we managing our healthcare wastes? in two ways.

TitleHow are we managing our healthcare wastes? : guidance on how to investigate the current practices of healthcare waste management in a hospital or other healthcare facility, with some information on recent practices taken from case studies from Africa, Asi
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsCoad, A., Christen, J.
Paginationv, 92 p. : 2 fig.; 2 tab.; box
Date Published01/1999
PublisherSKAT (Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management)
Place PublishedSt. Gallen, Switzerland
ISBN Number3908001862
Keywordscase studies, ghana accra, guidelines, hazardous wastes, hospitals, india maharashtra mumbai, nepal kathmandu, palestine west bank, sdisan, senegal dakar, tanzania dar es salaam
Abstract

This book is dealing with the management of hazardous healthcare wastes in low- and middle-income countries. It answers the question How are we managing our healthcare wastes? in two ways. Firstly it brings together observations and data from six major cities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These case studies give a comprehensive picture of the current state of healthcare waste management in much of the developing world. Secondly, it suggests how a hospital administrator or consultant could undertake an investigation into healthcare waste management in a particular institution, and so find the answer to this question. For this purpose the main part of the book consists of a series of questions, with comments and observations related to each question.This book clearly illustrates that the management of healthcare waste is not simply a matter of data and technology. Improving the situation also requires training, commitment, management, leadership and effective legislation.

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Original PublicationSafe management of wastes from health-care activities
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