Health care waste management is an integral component of any VMMC program. It is essential for any VMMC project/program to develop a phased approach to support the VMMC project lifecycle, spanning situational analysis to system evaluation of hazardous waste management. To support the analysis and evaluation methods, SCMS developed assessment tools to collect data for design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive VMMC program. These tools can be used to provide policy makers with a better understanding of what is required to manage hazardous waste appropriately.
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.