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A Toxics-Free Future


MedWaste in Latin America English Summary

Opportunities for moving toward non-incineration medical waste treatment in Latin America.

This activity produced a booklet that, in practical terms, described a system to prevent POPs formation by segregating medical waste and utilizing alternatives to medical waste incineration. The booklet provided health care workers with guidance regarding how to improve waste management within their facilities, as well as ensure that people in charge of healing will no longer be a source of health-harming pollutants. Two workshops in Entre Rios and Bariloche for hospital personnel, nurses and NGOs helped disseminate the information. It was also distributed in the Latin America region among HCWH and IPEN members. Finally, it will hopefully be a useful tool for NGOs, citizens and civil society groups to push for better health care waste management in their communities.

Booklet (in Spanish)
Report on activities (summary in English and full report in Spanish)

Health Care Without Harm Latin America and Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives