Waste Issue Resources for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

 Originally published on November 13, 2019   Posted on February 14, 2019

The waste produced in the course of healthcare activities, from contaminated needles to radioactive isotopes, can cause infection and injury. Inadequate waste management is likely to have serious public health consequences and deleterious effects on the environment.

The resources linked here and this downloadable handbook published by the World Health Organization (2014), provide comprehensive guidance on safe, efficient, and environmentally sound methods for the handling and disposal of healthcare waste.