Abstract—This study was carried out with the aim of
assessing the health care waste management practices by
hospital staff. The study involved the survey of a cross section
of four (4) tertiary health institutions. The study showed that
there is significant variation in healthcare waste management
practices and the sustainability factors (reduce, reuse
recycle)(3Rs). The test showed that there prominent method of
healthcare waste management at the studied institutions was
practice of incineration and frequency of waste disposal,
leaving out other new and improved technologies for proper
waste management. The study showed that the health
institutions adopts minimal activities of recycling, reduce and
reuse, although not regularly. It is therefore imperative that
new technologies and innovations should be put in proper place
for improved healthcare management practices, in Enugu
metropolis. The aim of this research therefore is to assess the
healthcare management practices using it tertiary health
institutions (teaching and specialist hospital) in southern
Nigeria, state of Enugu as a case study. This paper therefore
sets out to assess the healthcare waste management practices of
health workers in those health institutions.
Index Terms—Assessment, waste, management.
C. U. Uwa is with the Department of Basic Sciences, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Clementina Ukamaka Uwa, "Assessment of Healthcare Waste Management Practices in Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 370-374, 2014.