NPHCDA in Collaboration with The NSHIP Poised to Strengthen Health Care Waste Management in Nigeria.

The management of waste originating from healthcare activities can have detrimental effects on human health and well-being and the environment if not done according to best practices. Experience has proven that waste originating from healthcare establishments, when properly managed, generally poses no greater risk than that of properly treated municipal or industrial waste. Presently, the management of healthcare waste. Presently, the management of healthcare waste in the country is driven by concern about the adverse health and environmental effect and by the negative general perceptive by waste handlers and public.

An arguably, the World health Organization estimate that each year there are about 8 to 16 million cases of hepatitis B Virus (HBV) , 2.3 to 4.7 million cases of Hepatitis C  virus ( HCV) and 80 lots more due to unsafe injection and mostly and mostly due to very poor waste management system(WHO,2000)

The devastating effect of waste practices and managed led to need to strengthen the capacity waste managers and health care workers in Nigeria. The training was organized and coordinated by the NPHCDA and the NSHIP at Alheri hotel Adamawa State capital.

The training exercise included written test to justify the certificate to be issued to the participant at end of the training. The lead consultant Dr Obi Anyadiegwu from Hospitalia consultaire and Pharm. Mohammed Mohammed Deputy National Project Coordinator National Primary Health care Development Agency were few among the resource persons for the training.