The SRTF Approves a New Health Project to Mitigate Health Hazards of Medical Waste and its Disposal

Amman – Tuesday,  November 2, 2021 - The SRTF is proud of announce the approval of a new health project that aims to introduce improved technologies for medical waste disposal practices that are expected to reduce contamination and health risks in northern Aleppo Governorate. The new project: “Medical Waste Management for Health Facilities in Northern Aleppo” has a total budget of EUR 1.7 million.


For a period of 18 months, the project aims to reduce medical waste risks to public health and the environment using technologically sound facilities for the treatment of medical waste by incineration under high temperature and safe disposal of ash. Additionally, the project aims to carry out capacity building to train health teams and operators on the safe disposal and management practices in Northern Aleppo.


To accomplish the aforementioned, a number of activities will be implemented under this project such as the establishment of two fully equipped medical waste treatment plants with a capacity of processing 1000 KG of medical waste at each plant which will cover the needs of three districts in targeted areas. Moreover, the project will establish an organized logistical support system for the collection of medical waste from each health facility and finally, it will establish secured waste pits for the disposal of ash by-product produced from incineration.


Additional to implementing alternative forms of waste management, the project will address possibilities for implementing solar powered electrical solutions, in applicable cases, to reduce electrical dependency and to ensure more sustainable power solutions moving forward.


In terms of beneficiaries, it is expected that around 191,625 of the inpatients and outpatients will directly benefit on an annual basis. Moreover, the employment of health workers within the project area will result in an additional 3,550 direct beneficiaries. Indirectly, an estimated 1 million of the entire population living in three targeted districts will benefit from the overall controlled public health safety systems, regulations, treatment, and disposal practices of medical waste.  


For further information on the project, please see:

Medical Waste Management for Health Facilities in Northern Aleppo


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