Official title of the project

Technical Assistance for the Treatment of Healthcare Waste in Serbia

Sectors

Project information

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Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

1945530

Implementation period
2010. Sep - 2013. Aug
Expected results
  • The legal framework governing hazardous healthcare waste management is updated and further harmonized with EU legislation
  • Efficient and effective hazardous healthcare waste management system is in place at a national scale
  • Key institutions for the healthcare waste management are functioning in the healthcare and veterinary sector
  • The Concept of Safety Control and Reduction of Occupational Hazards concerning management with healthcare waste is developed and implemented
  • National training system for the healthcare waste management improved and sustainable
  • Supervision of the delivery and installation of the equipment for the treatment of healthcare waste conducted
  • Awareness on the importance of the proper healthcare waste management improved
Beneficiary

The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (Veterinary Directorate), and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Spatial Planning.

Partners

The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management (Veterinary Directorate), and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Spatial Planning.

Summary of the project

The project supports the beneficiaries to further harmonize the healthcare waste management regulation with the EU legislation and to develop additionally needed technical guidelines, standards and policies. The project will work in a partnership with beneficiaries. Working groups are formed by the beneficiaries to elaborate a national policy on healthcare waste management. The same approach will be used for the review of legal documents on healthcare waste management which will be amended in order to harmonize them with EU directives.

The project will develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive monitoring system for healthcare waste and support an information, capacity building and awareness programme for the beneficiary. The monitoring system will be based on the healthcare waste management systems to be implemented in the healthcare facilities with support of the project and on the pharmaceutical waste collection system also to be developed. The implementation of these systems will be accompanied by an extensive training programme.

The project supports the implementation of the new healthcare waste treatment equipment in health and veterinary institutions which has been procured by the EU Delegation. The recipients of the equipment will be trained in healthcare waste management including the use of the equipment and the collection of infectious healthcare waste from other healthcare waste generators.

The project will support the Ministry of Health and the veterinary directorate to define the institutional framework for healthcare waste manag

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to enlarge and strengthen the existing healthcare waste management system in accordance with Serbian requirements and EU directives and to further integrate it into the health, public health and environmental system.

Specific objectives

  • Support the beneficiary to further harmonize the healthcare waste management regulation with the EU legislation and develop additionally needed technical guidelines, standards and policies also related to the reduction of occupational hazards;
  • Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive monitoring system for healthcare waste and support an information, capacity building and awareness programme for the beneficiary;
  • Support the effective and efficient implementation (organize and supervise the installation and commissioning) of the new healthcare waste treatment equipment in health and veterinary institutions.
  • Support Ministry of health and veterinary directorate to define the key facilities to be in charge for the sustainability of the project results and achievements