2019 Waste Management Training Session 3: Tool for Waste Management Considerations for VL and EID Testing Laboratories and Associated Healthcare Facilities

May 22, 2019

In collaboration with ASLM and the LabCoP community, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) International Laboratory Branch (ILB) presented the 3rd of six ECHO sessions dedicated to waste management. In this session, a draft of a viral load waste management checklist tool that can be used as baseline audit of select country VL labs was introduced. The tool aims to assist in creating awareness of best practices and identifying gaps for waste management processes in HIV molecular testing laboratories and associated healthcare facilities. It is intended for use by Site Managers or Safety Officers for making decisions on how the assessed site can develop and implement best practices for their location. The tool is still being finalized, following multiple stakeholder consultation, and will be piloted in a select few countries, and scaled up to many others with time. Please check back to view the tool, but in the meantime please view the presentation session video.