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Health Care Waste Management Initial Assessment Tool

For VMMC Campaigns

In many (mainly low-income) countries, improper management of wastes generated at health care facilities (HCFs) is having direct health impacts on the staff working in the HCFs, the public as well as the environment. In addition, pollution generated by inadequate treatment and destruction of HCW exposes the community to toxins and other potentially harmful by-products.

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.