Health Care Waste Management

A very comprehensive briefing paper cum training manual were developed by thorough reviewing national and international reference materials as well as direct and indirect communication with various related field experts from Health Care With Out Harm (HCWH), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), Toxics Link, New Delhi, etc. The training modules comprising of entire life cycle of the health care waste management right from its generation, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal as well as related laws, policies, conventions and guidelines. The module also having substantial portions dedicated for POPs convention, National Implementation Plans as well as other national and international laws and convention related to the health care waste, hazardous waste and POPs. Additional descriptions of global mercury movement were also included in the module. The overall course comprises of 14 modules: Introduction of Medical Waste and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs); Health Care Waste; Impact of Health Care Waste; Policies and Legislation with Compliance Monitoring; Administrative Requirements; Communication and Training; health care waste minimization; Waste handling, collection, storage, and transportation; waste treatment system; waste disposal ; Liquid Health Care Waste and Waste Water Management; Health safety and Practices; planning for Regional Training on Medical Waste Management and lastly Monitoring and Evaluation followed by Closing Ceremony with certificate distribution.