According to the WHO, only 58% of healthcare waste is disposed of in the correct way. [i]
This puts communities at risk from cross contamination from infectious and pathological waste.
As leaders within health care settings, it is important that nurses support action on this issue.
[i] WHO &UNICEF. Water, sanitation and hygiene in health-care facilities: Status in low- and middle-income countries and way forward – WASH in Health Care Facilities for better health care services. 2015.