Good health care waste management means increased health worker safety, better-quality patient care, reduced environmental degradation, lower costs, and opportunities for profit. States still struggle to establish systems for managing waste—but opportunities exist.
Health facilities are places where people go to heal and get well. Proper injection safety and health care waste management (HCWM) practices are critically important to protect patients against accidental injuries and illness while they are seeking care. Often, health facilities do not follow good HCWM practices, which leads to unnecessary and harmful … Continue reading “Managing waste & preventing infections: highlighting AIDSTAR-One’s infection prevention successes”