Development of National Medical Waste Management Plans

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January 2022


Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Suriname


Water and Waste



Unite Caribbean has been contracted by UNIDO to develop national medical waste management plans focusing on the reduction of unintentionally produced persistent organic pollutants emission and improving waste treatment/disposal practices in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Suriname.

Following an assessment of the national medical waste management situation in each selected country, national medical waste management plans will be developed for stakeholders’ review. A stakeholders’ workshop will be organised to validate the Plan and receive feedback in each country.

Final National Medical Waste Management plans will be developed based on comments and feedback received from stakeholders. The plans will include:

  • Summary of the national medical waste management situation.
  • Recommendations to strengthen the existing institutional and legal framework.
  • Recommendations to improve current practices in health-care facilities, including professional capacity-building.
  • Design of a national network, including a collection, transport system and treatment/disposal facilities for medical waste accessible for hospitals and other health care facilities with cost and benefit assessments.

The aim of the plans would be to achieve continuous medical waste-related risk and impacts’ reduction and specifically the reduction of Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDD/Fs) releases.

Unite Caribbean brings a wealth of experience to this assignment. The project team consists of five experts based in the selected countries with extensive backgrounds in waste management, medical waste management, data collection and data logistics.


To know more, please contact Thomas Chollet.

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