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Environmental survey of medical services activities in Iraq

dc.contributor.authorMinistry of Planning and Development Cooperation
dc.contributor.authorKurdistan Region Statistic
dc.contributor.authorMinistry of Health
dc.coverage.spatialIraq
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:08:14Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:08:14Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8791
dc.descriptionMedical services sector provides citizens with health care through the services it offers in fields of examination, treatment and surgery. While this sector endeavors to protect citizen’s health and prevent spread of disease, it might be a cause of effecting health and environmental hazards. This could happen if proper and safe methods are not applied in handling waste which is generated in the course of carrying out day‐to‐day work, and also, if such waste is not disposed of in an appropriate manner whether inside or outside health facilities. In particular, hazardous waste, containing pathological and infectious, agents and chemical and radioactive wastes may pose health hazards to patients and workers inside those facilities, and to the community and environment if such wastes are mixed with the rest of health facility waste and disposed of to the external environment without carrying out the necessary treatment. Hence, it has become essential to identify the amounts of waste generated and the methods applied in its collection, segregation, transportation and disposal. It is essential, as well, to identify the amounts of water consumed and wastewater generated, including treatment used to dispose of the latter, methods of dealing with gaseous pollutants resulting from waste incineration, workers in this field and the level of environmental awareness they have. All of that can be achieved through conducting an extended survey that includes health facilities. This survey is considered the first of its kind in Iraq.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMinistry of Planning and Development Cooperation
dc.publisherKurdistan Region Statistic
dc.publisherMinistry of Health
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.subjecthealth care; health-care activities waste; hospital waste; pharmaceutical waste; surgical waste; discarded medicinal drug; waste analysis;waste collection; waste treatment; waste disposal; waste dumping; waste legislation; waste management; waste prevention; waste recycling
dc.subject.classificationHarmful Substances
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.titleEnvironmental survey of medical services activities in Iraq
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id11169
wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000037


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