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: 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.

WASH in HCF & COVID-19 Webinar series: Session 2 – Health care waste management

14.04.2020
Slides from a webinar series on WASH in HCF and COVID-19 in April 2020.

Gestión de residuos de la atención de la salud: actualización sobre COVID-19 [24 de marzo 2020] Espanol

08.04.2020
Estas recomendaciones se actualizan en función de las últimas novedades. Consulte periódicamente para obtener la información más reciente. Contacto: global@hcwh.org

Health care waste management: Coronavirus update [24 March 2020]

08.04.2020
Advice is regularly updated based on the latest knowledge. Please check back for the most up to date information. Contact us: global@hcwh.org

Overview of technologies for the treatment of infectious and sharp waste from health care facilities

27.09.2019
The purpose of this document is two-fold. The first is to provide criteria for selecting technologies to facilitate decision making for improved health care waste management in health care facilities. The second is to provide an overview of specific health care waste technologies for the treatment of solid infectious and sharp waste for health care facility administrators and planners, WASH and infection prevention control staff, national planners, donors and partners. For each technology, details on its operation, effects on the environment and health, requirements for installation, capacities for treating waste, examples of consumables and advantages and disadvantages are described.

Climate smart healthcare waste solutions

26.09.2019
Presentation given at the 2019 Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities, held in Livingstone, Zambia (9-11 September 2019). More information can be found at www.noharm.org and www.greenhospitals.net