Hospital Waste Management PPP: Collaborative study – hospital waste management support for the health sector project

Project short name: KEN-01-01
Time frame: 09/2010 – 03/2012
Country: Kenya
Region: Nairobi

Client: GIZ
Financing agency: BMZ


Project description:

In September 2009, The Nairobi Women's Hospital and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) Health Sector Programme signed a Private Public Partnership (PPP) agreement on Hospital Waste Management. The objective of the PPP is to enhance private health care providers' facility based waste management practices and promote sustainable biomedical waste disposal options.

This PPP targets 34 medium sized private hospitals in Nairobi and enhance implementation of Waste Management in accordance with the guidelines established by Kenya's National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). The hospitals will jointly purchase an industrial size incinerator to service their incineration needs and the needs of the smaller private health facilities that do not have sufficient capital to invest. This incinerator will be installed by the project and the facilities will be guided to utilise the incinerator. Furthermore the project intends to improve waste minimization, correct segregation and raise awareness on best environmental practices.

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

  • Conduct a baseline survey on volumes of hazardous waste in participating health facilities and the current information systems for monitoring waste management
  • Conduct a thorough market analysis for demand for waste disposal by the partner hospitals, the current costs and how much they are able/willing to pay for their waste management.
  • Review of logistics and cost of transport arrangement to the incinerator and from the incinerator to the final deposit, and an analysis of options.
  • Compile information and conduct a micro economic and break-even analysis of incinerator operations (cost of procurement and maintenance, operation costs on life cycle days) scenarios for utilization including contract with partner hospitals and alternative business scenarios for different levels of demand.

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