Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

The concern for bio-medical waste management has been felt globally with indiscriminate disposal of health care waste and the rise in deadly infections such as AIDS, Hepatitis-B. the need to educate different health care professionals / workers about health care waste management is thus very important. To cater to the needs of these health care professionals, the school of Health Sciences, IGNOU and Who, Searo have developed a Certificate Programme in Health Care Waste Management in the South East Asia Region Countries.

The Programme aims to:
1. Sensitize the learners about health care waste and its impact on our health and environment.
2. Acquaint the learner about the existing legislation, knowledge and practices regarding health care waste management     practices in South East Asia Region countries.
3. Equip the learner with skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.
4. For hands on training, a contact session of 6 Days is conducted in the identified programme study centre's (PSCs)
  • Eligibility: Doctor's, Nurses, Paramedics, Health Managers and other professional workers with a minimum of 10+2 qualification
  • Medium : English
  • Minimum Duration : 6 Months
  • Maximum Duration : 2 Years
  • Programme Structure: the Programme consist of 14 Credits