Healthcare Waste Demonstration Project, Al Basheer Hospital – Amman

Project short name: JOR-01-01
Time frame: 03/2006 - 05/2007
Country: Jordan
Region: Amman

Client: WEBECO Hygiene in Medizin und Labor GmbH & Co. KG
Financing agency: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


Project description:

Healthcare waste management is one of the main problems for the environmental health system of Jordanian hospitals. The usage of alternative treatment technology for infectious healthcare waste was so far not carried out and is a new subject in Jordan. The objective of the project was to demonstrate the efficient and environmentally friendly operation of an entire HCW system in the Al Basheer Hospital as sample for other hospitals in Jordan and in the neighboring countries. The task of the project was to demonstrate how an alternative treatment plant can solve existing environmental problems and how an efficient disposal chain logistic can help to minimize occupational risks. It was demonstrated how a national training system for HCW can be set up and how steam sterilization plants can be validated and monitored.

In cooperation with the WHO – CEHA (Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities) it was planned that this demonstration project shall be a reference project for the working area of the CEHA (21 countries).

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

  • Investigation of the existing legislation and momentary HCW treatment practices;
  • Training of environmental health inspectors in monitoring of healthcare waste management systems;
  • Development and implementation of a disposal chain logistic including transportation system, storage and material flow tracing system;
  • Development of a standard training package for governmental and private training providers;
  • Development and implementation of a national training system for HCW;

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