Most procedures in the health care facility results in waste which, if not properly managed, can increase the risk of infection or injury to health workers who are handling and disposing of the waste, patients, caregivers, visitors, or the community. All waste generated in the health facility is known as Health Care Waste (HCW). Although most (75-90%) of the waste generated in the health facility is non-infectious waste that does pose any significant risk of infection, the remaining 10-25% requires special handling and disposal to reduce the risk of infections. Unfortunately, healthcare waste management (HCWM)in many health facilities in Africa remain poor due to numerous factors, including a lack technical guidelines and appropriate human, financial, and technological resources. In particular, there are widespread and consistent challenges across the continent in regard to a lack of effective and sustainable waste treatment and disposal systems. Therefore, the objective of this survey is to:

1. Evaluate the current healthcare waste management systems and practices on the African continent

2. Compile the methods and systems currently being utilized for healthcare waste treatment on the African continent

3. Identify associated gaps and challenges/successes on healthcare waste treatment methodologies and systems on the African continent

4. Generate baseline data that can be used when searching for healthcare waste treatment strategies that would be most contextually relevant and appropriate

Participation is entirely voluntary and anonymous. If you choose to participate in in this study, simply complete a questionnaire and return to us. If you could complete the study and not leave out sections,  it would be most helpful to collate the data. This may take 10-15 minutes of your time. You are not required to fill your name or any information that will identify you or your facility. Thank you for choosing to participate in this survey.