Global analysis of waste from COVID-19 to be launched, Dec 16th


On 16th December, WHO will launch a new document about waste in the context of COVID-19.

The report quantifies the additional healthcare waste generated as a result of COVID-19, describes current healthcare waste management systems and their deficiencies, and summarizes emerging best practices and solutions to reduce the impact of waste on human and environmental health. It argues that protecting health workers, patients and the environment is possible and greater investments in sustainable and safe waste management are needed.

A webinar will be held to mark the launch of the report on Thursday 16th December at 13:00 CET. Register at

The document will be available in the Resources section once published.