In Vietnam, this project is achieving the following objectives:
- Establish model facilities and programs to exemplify best practices in healthcare waste management.
- Deploy and evaluate commercially available, non-incineration healthcare waste treatment technologies appropriate to the needs of Vietnam.
- Introduce the use of mercury-free devices in model facilities, evaluate their acceptability and efficacy, and develop and disseminate awareness-raising and educational materials related to mercury.
- Establish or enhance training programs to build capacity for the implementation of best practices and technologies both within and beyond the model facilities and programs.
- Review relevant national policies, seek agreement by relevant authorities on recommended updates or reformulations as needed, seek agreement on an implementation plan and, if appropriate, assist in holding a policy review conference for these purposes.
- Disseminate project results and materials to stakeholders and hold conferences or workshops to encourage replication.
- Make project results on demonstrated best techniques and practices available for dissemination and scaling-up regionally.
*An additional project objective to develop, test, manufacture and deploy affordable, small-scale non-incineration technologies for use in sub-Saharan Africa is being achieved in Tanzania.