Global Analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19: case studies

These 12 case studies are part of the WHO 2021 publication: Global Analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19.

Global analysis of health care waste in the context of COVID-19: status, impacts and recommendations

This report quantifies the additional healthcare waste generated as a result of COVID-19, describes current healthcare waste management systems and their deficiencies, and summarizes emerging best practices and solutions to reduce the impact of waste on human and environmental health.

Flyer: Webinar to mark launch of WHO analysis of waste in the context of COVID-19

Download a flyer for the upcoming launch of the WHO waste report. Please share with your networks.

COVID-19 Waste management sourcebook

The COVID-19 Waste Management Sourcebook has been developed to supplement the existing DOH Health Care Waste Management Manual 4th Edition in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Sourcebook incorporates the Philippine policy issuances and guidelines developed in response to COVID-19 as well as relevant international standards.

Global analysis of healthcare waste in the context of COVID-19: status, impacts and recommendations

This WHO report, with special contributions from UNDP, the Global Fund, Health Care Without Harm, and the International Solid Waste Association, details how COVID-19 has forced the world to reckon with the gaps and neglected aspects of the waste stream and how we produce, use and discard of our health care resources, from cradle to grave.

Waste management of used personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

A commentary describing waste management practices as a result of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Approaches to health care waste management: Health workers guide

This document presents guidelines for reducing the incidence of injury and disease arising from the improper management of health care waste among health workers at health facilities and the population at large in Uganda.

National policy on injection safety and health care waste management, Uganda (2004)

The Uganda National Injection Safety and Health Care Waste Management Policy sets out strategies for ensuring that patients, health workers, communities and the environment are protected from risks associated with unnecessary and unsafe injections.