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STePP Demo Result in Senegal

STePP Demo Result in Senegal

Smokeless incinerator for medical waste installed
at the national Fann Hospital
(Chuwa Industrial Co., Ltd.)















Two projects have been implemented in Senegal.

Incinerator for Medical Waste (Chuwa Industrial Co., Ltd.)

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. 

Project Profile

City, Country                   • Dakar, SENEGAL

Counterparts                   • Ministry of Health and Social Action
                                      • University Hospital Fann

Key Outcomes                   • 2 incinerators installed with a capacity of up to 470kg/day (one unit per country)
                                        • 6 days of training held for engineers (4 in Senegal)
                                        • 9 engineers trained (6 in Madagascar, 3 in Senegal)
                                        • 5 days of training held for operators and health care personnel (2 in Senegal)
                                        • 43 operators and health care personnel trained (13 in Senegal)
                                        • The capacity to dispose of 450kg of medical waste each day

Company Profile

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
Telephone:                       +81-3-5643-2571
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

Hypochlorous Acid Water Generator (TERIOS TEC CO., LTD.)

Senegal reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 2, 2020, and the number of patients has been rapidly increasing ever since. Dakar is the most affected city in Senegal, accounting for nearly 60% of total confirmed cases in the country. Hence, there is an urgent need to establish a proper disinfection system through the local production of disinfection products and to train a person in charge of disinfection in public settings, including hospitals.

Overview of the Project
This project focused on installing acidic hypochlorous water generators and on training people on the manufacturing and utilization of the products, together with technology verification and demonstrations at hospitals in Senegal. The installed generator is easy to operate, and, compared to other conventional methods, its patented technology strongly affects various types of viruses and bacteria, including COVID-19, anthrax bacteria, the influenza virus, and the SARS virus.   

Project Profile

City, Country                             • Dakar, SENEGAL

Counterparts                            • Biotechnology Equipments, Dakar

Key Outcomes                          • 1 hypochlorous acid water generator installed
                                               • 5 health care personnel trained
                                               • 6.5 tons of hypochlorous acid water generated
                                               • (*figures include expectations as of March 2022)

Company Profile

Name                                       TERIOS-TEC CO., LTD.
Address                                    529 Nisso 18 Building, 3-7-18 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-Ku, Yokohama, 222-0033, Japan
Capital                                     3.9 million JPY
Contact Person                          Mr. Yasuo OGATA
Telephone:                               +81-45-594-6981
The type of business Development, planning, marketing, and foreign trade of environmental and health products


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