BIO MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN GUINEA: OPALS IN ACTION!
OPALS, in partnership with UNDP, Guinea 44, and the Guinean Red Cross has launched a project entitled “Improvement of processing infrastructure, destruction and cleaning operation of the Bio-Medical Waste on the Kindia region” during a workshop on Monday, July 18, 2016.
All stakeholders and partners involved were present: The Ministry of Health, the Regional Health Directorate of Kindia (DRS), the Department of the Regional Hospital of Kindia (HRK), health center chiefs, Kindia district, UNDP, ACEA, IFRC, CRG, Guinea 44, OPALS.
The objectives of this project “Punch” of 3 months are among others:
- Reduce the risks associated with biomedical waste and destroy STOCS of waste within the HRK and 14 CS Kindia district.
- To bring together stakeholders and support to begin thinking about the establishment of a BMW management strategy.
The project starts first with an inventory quantification mission of existing biomedical waste in health centers and quantifying waste generated by health centers. The teams of the CRG, OPALS, and Guinea 44 representatives from the HRK and the DRS, will sail health centers for 5 days from July 19 to July 23.