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Procurement, Installation, and Training for Medical Waste Incinerator for Toledo District, Belize.
Toledo is home to some 33,000 people, mainly indigenous, in 52 villages. There are two polyclinics and 5 remote clinics to provide basic healthcare. These clinics produce approximately 800 pounds per week of medical waste. All of the waste should be processed at one site, and the polyclinic in San Antonio is the recommended.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), poor management of health care waste exposes health care workers, waste handlers, patients and the community to infection, toxic effects and injuries, in addition to polluting the environment. It is essential that medical waste is segregated and appropriately treated and disposed of safely.
This Rotary project will procure a small batch type medical waste incinerator (similar to Firelake P25), provide building standards for a building to house the incinerator, expert installation supervision of the incinerator, and operations and maintenance training, including a manual to ensure sustainability and safety.
Community, Disease prevention and treatment
07 July 2015
07 June 2016
Punta Gorda, Toledo District, Belize (Rotary Club)
Jill Cotter, Punta Gorda | contact
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