Practical, Local Solutions for Safely Managing Contaminated Syringes and Other Medical Waste

Until recently little guidance had been available on practical, affordable, and safe waste storage and collection systems or on construction of effective burners. PATH partnered with Nepali nongovernmental organization General Welfare Pratistan and seven communities in central Nepal on the Safe Injection Promotion Initiative, aimed at generating local solutions to waste management, among other injection safety issues. This 23-page report describes the variety of solutions generated by the communities—locally produced safety boxes, locally designed incinerators with integrated sharps pits, and new, subscription-based sharps collection systems—along with some of the challenges those communities face.

Author: PATH

Published: 2004

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Also known as: Solutions locales et pratiques pour gérer en toute sécurité les seringues contaminées et autres déchets médicaux

Resource types: Report, PATH resource

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Injection safety and waste management

Regions: Global