GEF Project Home Page

 This website contains tools, training modules, reports, technical specifications, guidance documents, slide presentations, scientific papers, videos, posters, photos, and other resources on healthcare waste management. These resources were developed by the UNDP GEF Project on Global Healthcare Waste, a project in seven countries implemented between 2008 to 2014 in cooperation with the World Health Organization and Health Care Without Harm. The ISSUES Tab gives an overview of the following:

  • Healthcare Waste
  • Incineration
  • Dioxins
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Mercury
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Best Environmental Practices for Healthcare Waste Management
  • Best Available Technologies for Healthcare Waste Management

 The RESOURCES Tab provides links to the following resources on healthcare waste management:

  • Guidance Documents
  • Tools
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Videos
  • Photos

 The TRAINING Tab provides links to all 25 modules for training in healthcare waste management, including the master curriculum, slide presentations, instructor guides, student guides, and evaluation forms.  The TECHNOLOGIES Tab gives an overview of the following:

  • Technologies for the Treatment of Healthcare Waste
  • Autoclaves
  • Integrated Steam-Based Treatment Systems
  • Microwave Treatment Technologies
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis
  • Locally Manufactured Autoclaves for Africa
  • Non-Incineration Technology for Chemotherapeutic Waste

Links are provided to technical specifications for medical waste treatment technologies; photos, designs, reports, and presentations on the chemotherapy waste treatment technology developed in Argentina and the “Autoclave for Africa” technology and its use in the fight against Ebola.  The ABOUT THE PROJECT Tab contains the GEF Project Document, country reports, monitoring and evaluation reports, and information about the organizations and key individuals involved in the project.