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.