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 in Uganda: 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.

Incineration in health structures of low-income countries: construction & operation of the de montfort incinerator

A detailed guide on the technical specifications and instructions for building a De Montfort incinerator.

THE INCINERATOR GUIDEBOOK: A practical guide for selecting, purchasing, installing, operating and maintaining small-scale incinerators in low-resource settings

This guidebook is intended to be a practical guide for selecting, purchasing, installing, operating, and maintaining small-scale incinerators in low-resource settings. Small-scale refers to incinerators with a capacity to destroy approximately 12 to 100 kilograms of waste per hour. This guide was designed to help program planners address the challenges of safe management of health care waste.

Incinerator Operator Guidelines

A one page explanation of how to use an incinerator.  

Waste management during the COVID-19 pandemic. From response to recovery.

This report provides practical information, suggestions, and guidelines on Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) and Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) given the restrictions and limitations imposed by the ongoing pandemic, including lack of human resources, technologies, equipment, and funds. This report builds on existing and adhoc information rapidly extracted from existing documents as well as responses to a national questionnaire survey. The report introduces various practices including best available options for immediate consideration as well as those for sustainable healthcare waste management in the future, with a focus on developing countries.