Technical support to the Ministry of Health to develop national policy & action plan

Project short name: TJK-01-01
Time frame: 12/2006 - 12/2007
Country: Tajikistan
Region: Dushanbe

Client: World Health Organization
Financing agency: GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccination)

Project description:

The Ministry of Health of the four project country Tajikistan expressed their interest in getting technical support on healthcare waste management for immunization campaigns. The overall objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health of the various countries to develop national policies and action plans on healthcare waste management. By end of 2008, countries receiving GAVI support shall have adopted national policy and developed action plans on healthcare waste management. The consultant has to work primarily with the National Counterparts of the Immunization Programme of the Centre of Immunoprophylaxis.

The project will include:

  • Establishing of a "Sub-Working Group" and Steering Committee (task force) on a HCWM Plan
  • Reviewing and Assessment of legal regulations regarding healthcare waste
  • Assessment of the current situation
  • Reviewing, Adapting and Development of standard procedures and guidelines
  • Development of Action Plan
  • Approve the HCWM Plan and start of implementation
  • Review the HCWM Plan

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

  • Undertaking a review and analysis of the existing documentation;
  • Visiting urban and rural health facilities and medical waste treatment facility;
  • Coordinating meetings with key partners at national level;
  • Bringing experiences of countries which already prepared national policy and plan of action on healthcare waste management;
  • Discussing outcomes of the meetings with national counterparts; debriefing of WHO Country Officer;
  • Drafting national policies and action plans for immunization waste.

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