The first national workshop on integrated healthcare waste management & WASH in healthcare facilities in Nepal was held between the 10th and 12th December 2020 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop was hosted by The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) together with concerned line ministries and supporting partners like GIZ, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, WaterAid and SNV.
With successful approaches to provide more people with high quality healthcare in Nepal, the amount of waste produced in the healthcare sector is also rising. Besides general solid waste, a substantial amount of hazardous waste is generated in healthcare facilities across the country every day.
The learning workshop brought together Nepali and international key actors to raise awareness for the current issues in integrated healthcare waste management and WASH in Nepal and provide a forum for knowledge exchange for the participants. Knowledge exchange was promoted by presentations, panel discussions, thematic working groups, an innovative market place showcasing relevant technologies and initiatives. The final summary concluded the key lessons learned and the way forward for Nepal.
Link to the conference: http://hcwm.mddohs.gov.np/
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Publication - No Time To Waste (2020)
The Program of the No time to waste – together for a healthy Nepal workshop can be found here.
DAY 1: Opening
Tuesday, 10th of December 2019
DAY 2: Plenary and Parallel Sessions
Wednesday, 11th of December 2019
Plenary Session 1 - Overview of Healthcare Waste Management and WASH in Healthcare Facilities in Nepal
Plenary Session 2 - Waste Management and WASH in Healthcare Facilities: Practices from the Region
2.3 Emerging waste management practices: Experiences from waste incineration to zero waste cities in Asian countries (Documents are unfortunately missing)
Parallel Session 1A - Governance and Leadership in Waste Management
Parallel Session 1B - Experiences on HCWM from Nepal and other Asian Countries
Parallel Session 1C - Technologies in Waste Management
1C.2 4R Practice in HCWM
Parallel Session 1D - Types of Waste and Methods of Disposal
Parallel Session 2A - Strategy and Governance
2A.2 WASH in HCFs
Parallel Session 2B - Menstrual Hygiene Management
Parallel Session 2C - Learning, Reflection and Adaptation from Piloted Districts
Parallel Session 2D - Climate Smart Healthcare
Day 3: Closing
Thursday, 12th of December 2019
Panel Discussion: Policy Framework for HCWM and WASH in Healthcare Facilities
Plenary Session 1 - Research and Development in Environmental Health
Plenary Session 2 - National Experiences on the Design and Implementation IHCWM