Health Care Waste Characteristics at Selected Health Facilities in Mbarara District, Uganda
A rapidly growing population with high infectious disease prevalence requires high-impact interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate affected communities, which brings with it ever-increasing volumes of health care waste. In Uganda, infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B and C constitute 60 percent of the nation’s disease burden and the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases is rising rapidly.
This assessment, led by a team from JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., evaluated suitable waste treatment technologies, developed equipment specifications, and established operating parameters for health care waste treatment. The report includes findings and conclusions. JSI/AIDSfree Project. 2016.
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