Water Sanitation Health

Management of wastes from immunisation campaign activities

Practical guidelines for planners and managers


World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 12
Publication date: 2004
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/SDE/WSH/O4.11


This document provides practical guidelines for planners, managers of health-care facilities or mobile vaccine team leaders to improve planning and coordination at the central level as well as waste management practices at the local level where immunisation activities are conducted. It is divided into four parts:

  • Elements of strategy are presented hereafter for clarification purposes;
  • A chronological management plan structured in checklist format recapitulates basic actions that have to be taken in order to cope with waste created during immunisation activities at both central and local levels;
  • Specific recommendations for practical waste management procedures as well as a set of toolboxes are provided to assist users in the planning, follow up and monitoring of the management of wastes during the campaigns;
  • A glossary summarizes the main terms used in this document.