Support for Healthcare Waste Management, Mongolia

Project short name: Mon-01-01
Time frame: 09/2010 – 10/2010
Country: Mongolia
Region: Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, Erdenent and Erdene

Client: World Health Organization
Financing agency: GAVI

Project description:

The National action plan on HCWM was endorsed in September 2009 in Mongolia. Use of non-incineration technology has been chosen as environmentally friendly and long-term solution for treatment and disposal of medical wastes, taking into account Mongolia's commitment to the implementation of Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and other international treaties/conventions and WHO strategies. National strategy and action plan on HCWM and a Manual on safe handling of infectious wastes was printed and distributed to all province Health departments and soum hospitals. National and local training workshops were conducted to disseminate the National strategy and action plan on HCWM for health managers, family practitioners and other sector staff in 2010. The central facility for treatment and disposal of medical wastes was established in Ulaanbaatar City and equipments (autoclaves, shredders etc) procured for Darkhan, Erdenent cities and Erdene soum hospital Tuv aimag. Basic supplies and equipments will be provided to 26 soum hospitals in 2010 and 2011. The country was lacking technical expertise in designing, operating and maintaining the central and de-central facility and asked WHO for technical assistance in this area.

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

The experts from ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics GmbH were given the task of drawing up the waste-management plan.

  • To evaluate central facility for treatment of health care wastes in the Capital City and provide comprehensive recommendations to improve design, operation, maintenance, occupational health & safety;
  • To provide recommendations for improving design, operation, maintenance of the centralized facility for treatment of health care wastes in Ulaanbaatar city and occupational safety and health measures
  • Practical recommendations for development of engineering design for province and soum level health care waste treatment facilities and operational manual of the facilities developed.
  • To conduct training for engineers, environmental health officers and operators on designing, planning, Operation of large and small scale health care waste treatment facilities
  • To provide recommendations to improve existing practices of handling health rare wastes in the country

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