STePP Demo Result in Madagascar
Poor segregation of medical waste is a potential source of infection, including COVID-19. However, due to budget constraints, only a few hospitals in Madagascar and Senegal were found to have functioning incinerators. Moreover, the existing incinerators produced smoke and ash, which cause environmental pollution. Therefore, to prevent secondary infections caused by exposure to health care waste, there is an urgent need to introduce smokeless and easily operable incinerators and to train medical workers as well as operators on the proper handling and segregation of waste, especially in large hospitals and clinics.
Overview of the Project
UNIDO installed small-scale medical-waste incinerators (with a capacity of 470kg per day) at public hospitals in Madagascar and Senegal that accept COVID-19 patients. The incinerator has a water-cooled structure, which provides excellent durability and prevents damage, even when high-calorific values such as plastics are incinerated. It is also a smokeless incinerator that is safe for the environment. The project provided full training on commissioning and operations to medical workers, in cooperation with local authorities and hospitals.
|Name||CHUWA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.|
|Address||OG Bldg.3F, 2-8-7, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, 103-0023,Tokyo, Japan|
|Capital||10 million JPY|
|Contact Person||Mr. Kuniaki IMAO
Mr. Kyoji SUGIURA
The type of business
|Design, planning and sales of incinerators|
“This project was very timely during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the virus is rapidly spreading, burning the biomedical waste is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the disease.”
Oumar DABO, Director, Chunoda Service Sarl