Waste study – Regions Tanger-Tétouan and Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssn

Project short name: MOR-01-01
Time frame: 03/2005 - 12/2005
Country: Morocco
Region: Tanger-Tétouan and Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssn

Client: ICP Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Czurda und Partner mbH


Project description:

The waste disposal industry in Morocco is currently in a process of upheaval; the Moroccan government also organized a high degree of danger in the area of hospital waste management. They did not possess a detailed and practice-oriented legal framework for the secure handling of hospital waste. There was accordingly no standardized management of hospital waste – neither within nor outside the hospital. The protection of the patients, visitors and hospital personnel from the potential dangers organize from waste became a challenge for the units of the Moroccan health service. The creation of a central disposal centre for special waste (CNEDS – Centre National d'Élimination des Dèchets Speciaux) is currently in the phase of organization.

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics GmbH was commissioned to draw up a comprehensive and up-to-date study of waste management within the framework of the catalogue of plans drawn up by the Moroccan ministry of health. The subject of this study was the assessment of the current situation in the management of hospital waste management. Disposal regions were developed for the region Tanger-Tetouan and Gharb-Chrarda-Ben-Hssn. The focus lay with infectious waste. Fifteen public hospitals and five private clinics were taken as representative examples. The investigators visited the establishments, questioned the personnel extensively and collected data. Of particular importance were the waste stream, and the quantity of waste – beginning with its production and ranging from its collection to its transport and disposal.

The study made use of the ROSA method. ROSA was developed by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics GmbH. It includes standardized questions and evaluation criteria which quickly identify the room for improvement. The investigation of Moroccan hospital management quickly identified scope for improvement the areas of waste separation ad disposal. Based upon this, plans were begun for both the decentralized and centralized disposal of infectious waste. Additionally, strategies were developed for internal hospital management.

Project results:

  • Current study of the waste situation in Morocco
  • Specifications of the waste streams
  • Case scenarios for decentralized and centralized disposal of infectious waste

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