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Overview of Technologies for the Treatment of Infectious and Sharp Waste from Health Care Facilities (WHO, 2019)

This document provides an overview of specific health care waste technologies for the treatment of solid infectious and sharp waste. For each technology, details of its operation, effects on the environment and health, requirements for installation, capacities for treating waste, examples of consumables and advantages and disadvantages are described. The document is designed for health care facility administrators and planners, WASH and infection prevention control staff, national planners, donors and partners.

    Essential Environmental Health Standards in Health Care (WHO, 2008)

    This document provides guidance on essential environmental health standards required for health care in medium- and low-resource countries and support the development and implementation of national policies. These guidelines have been written for use by health managers and planners, architects, urban planners, water and sanitation staff, clinical and nursing staff, carers and other health-care providers, and health promoters.

    F-503/2015a UNHCR Landfill Waste Register (UNHCR, 2015)

    UNHCR field staff and their partners should use this waste register form to keep a record of the types and quantities of waste being disposed at each landfill facility. Ideally waste management short, medium and long term strategies for different waste streams should be re-evaluated and re-organised based on the data collected from this tool.

      Sphere Minimum Standards and Indicators for Humanitarian Response (SPHERE, 2011)

      The Sphere Handbook is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response.

      UNHCR Refugee WASH Standards and Indicators (UNHCR, 2020)

      A summary of UNHCR water, excreta management, solid waste management, disease vector control and hygiene promotion standards and indicators for emergency and post emergency refugee settings including means of verification.

      F-502/2015a UNHCR Solid Waste Management Action Plan Template (UNHCR, 2105)

      Where required, UNHCR and WASH actors may use this template to develop a solid waste management action plan that describes a list of prioritised solid waste management activities in addition to WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW they will be carried out.