Health Care Waste Management in Public Clinics in the Ilembe District: A Situational Analysis and Intervention Strategy
All waste generated at health care facilities in the past was regarded as hazardous and was incinerated before disposal. Today however, waste generated at health facilities is separated out and disposed of according to the risks it poses.
The purpose of this study was to investigate health care waste (HCW) management practices used in public health clinics in the iLembe Health District, with a view to developing a HCW management intervention strategy.
Towards a generic surveillance system to measure the impact of Community Health Worker programmes in South Africa: a comparison of paper-based and mobile/cell phone methods
The emergence of Human Immune Virus (HIV) infections and the Acquired Immune Defi ciency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic in South Africa accompanied by an upsurge in the number of reported tuberculosis (TB) cases has profoundly altered the nations disease profi le over the last fi fteen years. This resulted in a change in the presentation of health problems and a deterioration of health indicators, i.e. increased mortality- and morbidity rates, with a lowered life expectancy.