Sharp Waste Management at Kidongo Chekundu National Mental Hospital Zanzibar Tanzania”

Mansab, Mansab Ramadhan (2014) Sharp Waste Management at Kidongo Chekundu National Mental Hospital Zanzibar Tanzania”. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Sharps waste is part of infectious medical waste; its management seems as a significant problem in Mental Hospital Zanzibar. This study aimed to describe the current sharps waste management at Mental hospital Zanzibar. The study was carried out at Kidongo Chekundu National Mental Hospital on sharp waste management. Twenty five (25) staffs of Kidongo Chekundu National Mental hospital and 25 people living nearby the hospital participated in the study. Non probability purposive sampling method was used to recruit study participants. A questionnaire, observation and focus group discussion was done in order to know the real practice of sharp waste at the hospital. It was found out that there is a great diseases transmission risk posed by poorly disposed sharp waste at the hospital. Also there is environmental pollution caused by sharp waste following poor planning and monitoring of health care waste; inadequate financial resources and equipment, lack of motivation and negligence of health care workers. Hospital management should plan and implement on the best ways. Sharps waste can be managed to avoid unnecessarily disease transmission and environmental pollution.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:23
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:23

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