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Topic: Injection safety and waste management

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Logistics of Health Care Waste Management: Information and Approaches for Developing Country Settings

This publication, produced by the US Agency for International Development's Deliver Project, considers the reality of health care waste management practices in resource-limited settings, and offers solutions based on actual experience …

Author: USAID Deliver Project

Publication date: 2009

Maintaining a Needle Remover

Safely managing infectious sharps waste is one of the critical challenges facing health systems in low-resource settings. It is an important component of injection safety strategy. This two-page guide contains instructions for correctly maintaining …

Author: Berman A

Publication date: 2006

Make Your Injection a Safe Injection

This infographic provides basic information about what makes an injection unsafe and who is at risk. It also provides guidance for health care workers on giving safe injections, and how patients can ensure that they receive safe injections.

Author: World Health Organization

Management of Solid Health-Care Waste at Primary Health-Care Centres: A Decision-Making Guide

This document provides guidance for selecting the most appropriate method for safely managing solid waste generated at primary health care centers in developing countries. It includes six decision trees aimed at assisting the user in identifying …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2005

Management of Waste from Injection Activities at District Level: Guidelines for District Health Managers

This guide is designed as a simple and practical tool to help district health managers develop a realistic district-level plan to reduce improper disposal of waste from injection activities. An accompanying poster is also available.

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2006

Managing Health Care Waste Disposal: Guidelines on How to Construct, Use, and Maintain a Waste Disposal Unit

These guidelines focus on the specifications, installation, operation, and maintenance procedures for a health care waste disposal unit using the De Montfort incinerator. It also includes a plan for training waste disposal unit operators.

Author: World Health Organization; IT Power India, Pvt. Ltd.

Publication date: 2005

Managing Sharps Waste in Andhra Pradesh: Introduction and Scale-Up of a Sharps Waste Management Program

This case study describes the sharps waste management component of an immunization systems strengthening project conducted in Andhra Pradesh, India, and describes key developments in both the pilot and scale-up phases of the project. It also …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2007

Medical Waste Management for Primary Health Centers in Indonesia

This report describes the process and lessons learned in implementing pilot waste-management systems at primary health centers in three districts of Yogyakarta province in Indonesia. The report was used to guide the development of waste-management …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2005

Monitoring Vaccine Wastage at Country Level: Guidelines for Program Managers

This document reviews the factors affecting vaccine wastage and discusses the tools available for reducing wastage and their relationships to each other, with the aim of providing assistance to program managers to establish a system for monitoring …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2005

National Health-Care Waste Management Plan: Final Report

This national plan for health care waste management developed by Eritrea, with support from the World Bank, provides an example of a comprehensive strategy that may be a useful reference for other countries.

Author: The State of Eritrea's Ministry of Health

Publication date: 2004

National Policy on Injection Safety and Medical Waste Management

This document is a guide for health professionals and stakeholders in Kenya to provide safe injections and proper waste management in order to protect health care providers and the community from medical sharps injuries.

Author: Kenya Ministry of Health

Publication date: 2007

Needle Remover Technical Overview

This document provides an overview of the issues around the introduction and use of needle removers in low-resource settings. It includes information on their advantages and disadvantages, and links to training materials on the safe disposal of …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

One & Only Campaign

This website is focused on a public health campaign that aims to eradicate outbreaks resulting from unsafe injection practices. The site provides information and resources for patients and healthcare providers on safe injection practices, including …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Safe Injection Practices Coalition

Optimal Intramuscular Needle-Penetration Depth

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has needle-length recommendations for intramuscular vaccinations in the thigh and shoulder on the basis of the age of the child. Underpenetration of the intramuscular layer with short needles …

Author: Lippert WC, Wall E

Publication date: 2008


The Op.ti.mize e-newsletter is a quarterly publication that highlights advances and innovations in health care logistics, technologies, and policy. Developed by Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, this …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

PATH’s Health Care Waste Management Photo Library

This photo library is intended to be a resource for those working in health care waste management (HCWM), documenting the HCWM system from waste generation to final disposal with representative photos from various countries. The library also …

Author: PATH

Pentavalent Vaccine in the Uniject™ Injection System: Health Care Waste Management Considerations

This report details the findings of a quantitative and qualitative analysis on the health care waste produced using the Uniject™ injection system compared to standard syringes with fully liquid pentavalent vaccines (targeting diphtheria, tetanus, …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Perceptions About Injections and Private-Sector Injection Practices in Central Nepal

This eye-opening report documents provider injection practices and attitudes toward medical injections among providers and the general public. In spite of widespread use of disposible syringes and seemingly high awareness of the dangers of …

Author: PATH and the General Welfare Pratisthan

Publication date: 2000

Personal Protective Equipment and Segregation Supply Specifications for Health Care Waste Management

This resource provides guidance on the selection and purchase of personal protective equipment for medical waste handlers and for the safe segregation of health care waste. These specifications are guidelines that can be adapted to local policies …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2010

Personal Protective Equipment for Waste Handlers and Incinerator Operators

This training aid lists and visually represents the equipment needed to help protect waste handlers and incinerator operators during the collection, treatment, and final disposal of health care waste.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2006

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