Africa | Installation of Autoclaves in Hospitals in Ghana
Health care facilities in Ghana have installed autoclaves and other equipment to improve health care waste management, as part of a Medical Waste project that United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Health Organization and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) are coordinating.
During a 6-day visit to Ghana, Ruth Stringer, HCWHâ€™s Science and Policy Coordinator, and a group of UNDP experts visited pilot hospitals in the project, worked with the autoclave manufacturing team to install the equipment and trained the staff that will be operating the machines. Stringer explained that â€œthis is a very exciting phase of the project. We have trained over thirty technical staff and installed the first autoclaves in the sites constructed by the hospitals. Now safer waste management will start, first here in Ghana, and soon in the other project countries.â€