Health Care Waste Characteristics at Selected Health Facilities in Mbarara District, Uganda

Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, 2016

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A rapidly growing population with high infectious disease prevalence requires scale up high-impact interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate affected communities, which brings with it ever-increasing volumes of Health Care Waste (HCW)HCW. Per USAID SIMS reports, waste generated is often managed using methods that pose risks to health workers, patients, communities, and the environment. This assessment evaluated suitable waste treatment technologies, developed equipment specifications, and established operating parameters for health care waste treatment.

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