A Guide to Safer Health Care Waste Management Practices - Program Guidance

The resources in the toolkit’s program guidance component provide VMMC implementing partners with guiding principles for the design, implementation, and monitoring of VMMC environmental health programs. Resources include:

  • A program management guide on safer HCWM practices in VMMC programs
  • Assessment tools
  • Incident management tools
  • Audit tools
  • Disposal guidance for unusable medical products
  • Disposal guidance for unusable pharmaceutical products

Lead Document: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision: A Guide to Safer Health Care Waste Management Practices - Program Management Guide

These standards aim to inform USAID implementing partners (IPs) on proper procedures to ensure that waste is handled and managed in such a way to minimize adverse effects on human health or the environment.

Health Care Waste Management Initial Assessment Tool

Health Care Waste Management Initial Assessment Tool

This initial assessment tool has been designed to help VMMC campaigns (or other health programs) implementing partners and stakeholders gather critical information needed to develop a robust, actionable HCWM Plan that will guide campaign planning and implementation.

Infrastructure Requirements for Reusable VMMC Kits

Infrastructure Requirements for Reusable VMMC Kits

The following guide provides a decision tree for PEPFAR Implementing Partners to make informed decisions as to whether to use Reusable or Disposable VMMC Kits to support their campaigns.

Health Care Waste Management Auditing Tool

Health Care Waste Management Auditing Tool

This monitoring tool will assist your VMMC campaign in efficiently evaluating the current health care waste management practices at your campaign sites.

Health Care Waste Management Monitoring Tool

Health Care Waste Management Monitoring Tool

This monitoring tool will assist your VMMC campaign in efficiently evaluating the current health care waste management practices at your campaign sites.

HCWM New Incident Report Form

HCWM New Incident Report Form

This document is a sample report form for a health care waste management incident.

HCWM Investigation Report Form

HCWM Investigation Report Form

This document is a sample health care waste management investigation form.

HCWM Incident Management Tracking Tool

HCWM Incident Management Tracking Tool

This Excel document is a health care waste management incident tracker tool.

Treatability and Demonstration Testing of Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization

Treatability and Demonstration Testing of Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization Technology Applications for Unusable Pharmaceutical Products Technical Report

This report is the result of project commissioned to identify, evaluate, and recommend the best, most efficient, and most cost-effective system or technology for treating and disposing of these large volumes of UPP on an on-going basis.

Cement-based Solidification/Stabilization: A Solution for the Disposal of Unusable Pharmaceutical Products (UPP)

Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization: A Solution for the Disposal of Unusable Pharmaceutical Products (UPP)

SCMS commissioned Lawrence G. Doucet, P.E., DEE, a senior environmental engineer for HETI Services to identify, evaluate, and recommend an efficient and cost-effective system or technology for the treatment and disposal of UPP. This document is a presentation on that research.

Procurement Specification for a Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization System

Procurement Specification for a Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization System For the Treatment & Disposal of Unusable Pharmaceutical Products

These specifications generally comprise the furnishing of a complete, new, fully-integrated, cement-based solidification/stabilization (S/S) system inclusive of containerization and overseas shipment to a port of designation as identified.

Standard Operating Procedures for Pharmaceutical Waste Processing

Standard Operating Procedures for Pharmaceutical Waste Processing Using a Cement-Based Solidification/Stabilization System

The standard operating procedures (SOPs) described herein are recommended for the treatment or processing of pharmaceutical waste, or unusable pharmaceutical products (UPP), using a cement-based solidification/stabilization (S/S) system.

Procurement of Pharmaceutical Waste Treatment System-in-a-Box

Procurement of Pharmaceutical Waste Treatment System-in-a-Box

This document explains the types of PWTSiB and other information about the system that a potential buyer will need.