Biomedical waste management in Dakar: Legal framework, health and environment issues

This paper examines the evolution of legal framework for biomedical wastes management and health and environmental issues

Abstract

Building on the special treatment required for biomedical wastes due to associated health and environmental risks, this paper examines the historic evolution of legal framework for biomedical wastes management and related health and environmental issues in Dakar, Senegal. Historically, the country has ratified many international treaties, including Basle, Stockholm, and Bamako Conventions; however the paper demonstrates a lack of an efficient chain for biomedical wastes disposal in Dakar.

This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme

Citation

Dieng, C,. Mberu, B., Dimbuene, Z., Faye, C., Amugsi, D., Aboderin, I. 2016. Biomedical waste management in Dakar: Legal framework, health and environment issues. Urban ARK Working Paper 15

Biomedical waste management in Dakar: Legal framework, health and environment issues

Published 31 December 2016