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

Project short name: UZB-02-01
Time frame: 07/2008 - ongoing
Country: Uzbekistan
Region: Tashkent, Tashkent region

Client: World Health Organization (WHO)

Project description:

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan expressed its interest in getting technical support on healthcare waste management. The overall objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health of 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 national counterparts of the Immunization Programme of the Sanitary-epidemiological Centre (Department of Ministry of Health).

The project will include:

  • Establishing of a Steering Committee and a National Working Group (task force) on HCWM Plan;
  • Reviewing and Evaluation of legal regulations regarding healthcare waste;
  • Assessment of the current management practices;
  • Reviewing, Adapting and Development of standard procedures and guidelines;
  • Development of National Action Plan;
  • Approve the HCWM Plan and start of implementation;
  • Review the HCWM Plan.

Services provided by ETLog Health EnviroTech & Logistics:

  • Information of decision makers on development and implementation of National Healthcare Waste Management Plans;
  • Visiting urban and rural health facilities and healthcare 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;
  • Preparation of recommendations on improvement of healthcare waste management practices;
  • Drafting national action plan for healthcare waste waste.

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