Safe management of wastes from health-care activities: A summary

by Ute Pieper, Arabella Hayter and Maggie Montgomery
World Health Organization, 2017

30 pp. 434 kB

The waste produced in the course of health care activities, from contaminated needles to radioactive isotopes, can cause infection and injury, and inadequate management is likely to have serious public health consequences and deleterious effects on the environment. This document highlights the key aspects of safe health-care waste management in order to guide policy-makers, practitioners and facility managers to improve such services in health-care facilities.

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