Towards environmentally sound health-care waste management in the central district municipality of North West province

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dc.contributor.author Mudau, Stephinah
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-22T10:35:39Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-22T10:35:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-22T10:35:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/2073
dc.description Student Number : 0318613G - MSc research report - School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Studies - Faculty of Science en
dc.description.abstract This report presents an analysis of health-care waste management in selected hospitals in the Central District Municipality of the North West Province, with a view of making recommendations that will ensure environmentally sound and sustainable health-care waste management in the study area. In contributing to the promotion of sustainable management of health-care waste (HCW), the study aimed to minimize waste generation and environmental impact of waste treatment and disposal, to enhance public health and safety, and to provide a safer working environment around hospitals. An assessment was carried out which involved a review of relevant literature, site visits, and interviews with key stakeholders in health-care waste management in the study area, to generate data and information on health-care waste management trends and issues. The major findings of the study include identified gaps in terms of the policy and legislative framework for the actual management of HCW, and issues relating to the mishandling of health-care waste, poor segregation, inappropriate storage rooms, and insufficient training on health-care waste management. Sustainable health-care waste management measures are proposed to improve the current situation at the health-care facilities in the Central District Municipality of the North West Province. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject health-care en
dc.subject waste management en
dc.subject hospitals en
dc.subject Central District Municipality en
dc.subject North West Province en
dc.subject site visits en
dc.subject trends and issues en
dc.subject HCW en
dc.title Towards environmentally sound health-care waste management in the central district municipality of North West province en
dc.type Thesis en


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