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Healthy Hospitals Cameroon

Healthy Hospitals Cameroon was founded in 2017 to build a medical waste incinerator for the Deido District Hospital in Douala, Cameroon.

Safe disposal of medical waste is essential to preventing the spread of disease, especially at critical healthcare facilities such as hospitals and primary care centers. Medical waste incinerators are a cheap, reliable, and maintainable solution to medical waste disposal in low-income areas. Concordia Humana is raising funds to build an incinerator at the Deido District Hospital (HD Deido), a 60-bed hospital seeing about 100 patients per day in Douala, Cameroon.

In addition to its own medical waste, HD Deido regularly receives medical waste for disposal from about 15 different health facilities in the area, amounting to an annual average of 4,000 safety boxes containing sharp and contaminated materials. Currently, medical waste is half-incinerated and buried, which leaves workers at risk of injury and infection. A fully functional incinerator would greatly decrease this risk, as well as allow HD Deido to dispose of medical waste from even more healthcare facilities.

For more information on the project, please contact Peter Beaucage at info@concordiahumana.org.

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