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Environmental Health Management for VMMC Services – Site Guidance

In the site guidance component of the toolkit, the resources provide health service providers with specific guidance and tools to teach and reinforce environmental health management. Resources include:

  • A site management guide on environmental health management in VMMC programs
  • Training materials, including a staff pocket guide with a key ring
  • Posters
  • Assessment tools
  • Incident management tools
  • Monitoring tools
  • Disposal guidance for unusable medical products

Lead document: Environmental Health Management for VMMC Services - Site Management Guide

Assessment, incident management, and monitoring tools:

The practices described in this site management guide are based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and further interpretation. The guide is intended for use in all types of health care facilities providing medical procedures, including voluntary medical male circumcision.

Environmental Health Management for VMMC Services

Environmental Health Management for VMMC Services - Site Management Guide

Health care waste management (HCWM) and basic infection prevention and control (IPC) in health care facilities have four primary objectives:

  • Prevent health care-related infections
  • Prevent occupational health and safety injuries
  • Protect the community from infectious diseases
  • Prevent environmental contamination

The practices described in this site management guide are based on World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and further interpretation. The guide is intended for use in all types of health care facilities providing medical procedures, including voluntary medical male circumcision. 

Environmental Health Hygiene Staff Pocket Guide

Environmental Health Hygiene Staff Pocket Guide

The purpose of this pocket guide is to serve as a quick reference for health care staff.

For more detailed information, please see the Environmental heath management for voluntary medical male circumcision services site management guide.

Environmental Health Management for VMMC Services

Environmental Health Management for VMMC Services Training Guide

For the health care worker, the training guide:

  • Is a reference on essential environmental and medical male circumcision content.
  • Outlines the knowledge and training objectives.
  • Contains scripted messages and open-ended questions to facilitate knowledge and capacity building.

The training guide is designed to support all types of health care facilities in providing environmental and medical male circumcision procedures training for health care personnel. 

Waste Management Information, Education, and Communication Posters

Waste Management Information, Education, and Communication Posters

These posters inform health workers on the proper steps for handwashing, using alcohol hand rub, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment for waste handlers and incinerator operators, injection and sharps safety, waste segregation, making chlorine solution from liquid bleach and from powders, decontaminating or wrapping reusable metal instruments, and decontaminating single use instruments.