February 2020 Waste Management Training Session

February 22, 2020

In this session, colleagues from Kenya shared findings from the assessment of waste handling practices in their viral load (VL) and Early infant diagnosis (EID) laboratories. They discussed contextual issues in regard to VL & EID laboratory testing capacity and networks, laboratory self-assessment using a VL & EID customized assessment checklist, findings/results, lessons learnt, challenges and solutions to VL & EID waste management. These topics are critical issues of waste management with particular focus on VL waste products, and are highly recommended to be usefull resources to laboratorians, laboratory safety managers, biosafety officers, waste management and environmental protection personnel, quality assurance personnel, and healthcare workers. This information may also be of relevance to those interested in public-private partnerships.