Global Healthcare Waste Project
The UNDP GEF Project on Global Medical Waste is tackled this issue of the spread of blood-borne infection as a result of improper management of Medical Waste whilst taking into account the environmental impact and risks associated with the incineration of Medical Waste.Read more
Sustainable Health Care Waste Management
(As it appears in Eco-Business.com)
The progress of modern medicine in the recent years has been astounding. A wearable pancreas is already increasingly common, continuously monitoring blood sugar levels and dispensing insulin as needed. Soon, we may even be able to finely edit our DNA, using molecular scissors to snip out genetic defects. But as global healthcare charges forward, it leaves behind a waste crisis waiting to explode.Read more
Health NGO Reminds Hospitals to be Responsible for their Medical Waste after the Baguio Medical Center Incident
(As it appears in Healthcare without Harm)
Last July 9, 2018 residents of Tuba, Benguet were alarmed by the mixed hospital wastes they have seen drifting along the Bayacsan Creek. It was reported that the syringes, dextrose sets, vials and even rubber tubes were dumped by the Baguio Medical Center’s (BMC) waste contractor.Read more
National Immunization Awareness Month – Where do the Needles go?
What better time than the National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) (August 2019), to discuss the importance of vaccinations and the advancements of disease and illness prevention.Read more
The Validation and Process Parameters Verification Kits – a Description
When discussing the performance of a validation, we are referring to routine monitoring of the sterilization process. The aim of routine monitoring is to allow an independent validation of the sterilization process (meaning performing sterilization to STAATT IV).Read more
A Routine Validation of Microbial Deactivation Process – Why, When and How?
Infectious healthcare waste has the potential of containing pathogenic agents. It is accepted worldwide that there are strict regulations required in order to treat this infected waste. If these pathogenic agents are not deactivated to the established recommended level following treatment, the waste can pose a huge risk on public health and the environment.Read more