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Gambia, The - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : environmental assessment : National health care waste management plan (English)

The objective of the Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project for the Gambia is to elaborate a Health Care Waste Management Plan (HCWMP) appropriately assessed, with clear institutional arrangements for proper implementation. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: there should be separate schedules and separate collection times for different colour-coded containers. Separate vehicles should be used for different types of waste. This is to avoid increased possibilities of wastes becoming mixed and being transported to the wrong disposal routes and sites; transportation must be done only by accredited Waste Management Contractors and certified by the local authority, ENA and other relevant departments; HCW must be transported directly to the disposal or treatment site within the shortest possible time; treatment and disposal of HCW should focus in minimizing negative impacts on health and on the environment; capacity building of health facilities workers in the all the areas related to health-care waste management should be performed at all levels; segregation system should be uniformly applied throughout the country and should be maintained throughout the entire waste cycle up to disposal; and domestic waste should be dealt separately from health waste.

Details

  • Document Date

    2015/03/02

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    E4761

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Gambia, The

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/03/02

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    National health care waste management plan

  • Keywords

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Gambia, The - Maternal and Child Nutrition and Health Results Project : environmental assessment : National health care waste management plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/602311468252304608/National-health-care-waste-management-plan