The Demonstration and Promotion of Good Techniques and Practices in Health Care Waste (HCW) Management Project is a project implemented by the Tunisian Waste Management Agency (ANGed) with fundings from the Tunisian Government, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank. The project is being implemented as part of Tunisia's fulfilment of its commitments under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The project manager is Mr. Mohamed Toumi, Head of the Hazardous Waste department at ANGed. The project is coordinated by Ms. Afef Makni-Siala, technical director at ANGED.
Implemented between January 2014 and May 2017, it aimed at setting up an optimized management system of 3,200 tons of infectious HCW per year. Mismanagement of infectious HCW, including their uncontrolled combustion, was the second largest source of dioxins and furans in Tunisa, which are POPs. For more information on the project, see the website: www.pops-tunisie.tn.
ATI has developed and implemented the communication strategy for the HCW Management Improvement Project. The strategy included an internal and institutional communication component, advocacy, dialogue and awareness raising. Also, a series of communication training for behavioral and social change for the improvement of HCW management has been carried out all over Tunisia.
The communication strategy was developed on the basis of qualitative research work in early 2014 and was evaluated between March and April 2017.
In addition to the communication strategy itself, the main products of the implementation of the communication strategy are:
People who collaborated with ATI on this project: