INCINERATION IN HEALTH STRUCTURES OF LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES: CONSTRUCTION & OPERATION OF THE DE MONTFORT INCINERATOR

05.05.2021
A detailed guide on the technical specifications and instructions for building a De Montfort incinerator.

THE INCINERATOR GUIDEBOOK: A practical guide for selecting, purchasing, installing, operating and maintaining small-scale incinerators in low-resource settings

05.05.2021
This guidebook is intended to be a practical guide for selecting, purchasing, installing, operating, and maintaining small-scale incinerators in low-resource settings. Small-scale refers to incinerators with a capacity to destroy approximately 12 to 100 kilograms of waste per hour. This guide was designed to help program planners address the challenges of safe management of health care waste.

Incinerator Operator Guidelines

05.05.2021
A one page explanation of how to use an incinerator.  

Waste management during the COVID-19 pandemic. From response to recovery.

26.11.2020
This report provides practical information, suggestions, and guidelines on Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) and Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) given the restrictions and limitations imposed by the ongoing pandemic, including lack of human resources, technologies, equipment, and funds. This report builds on existing and adhoc information rapidly extracted from existing documents as well as responses to a national questionnaire survey. The report introduces various practices including best available options for immediate consideration as well as those for sustainable healthcare waste management in the future, with a focus on developing countries.

Sound management of pharmaceutical waste and waste water (Policy brief)

21.07.2020
The policy brief is intended as a tool to guide establishing regulatory frameworks to ensure the sound management of pharmaceutical solid and liquid waste. The guidance document is for use by WHO staff, policy makers and inspectors in Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Environment, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their associations, local municipalities and consumer organizations.

Health care waste management manual (4th edition)

27.04.2020
Updated guidelines from the Philippines.

Health care waste management: Coronavirus update

22.04.2020
Advice is regularly updated based on the latest knowledge. Please contact global@hcwh.org for the most up to date information.