This document presents one sector – Healthcare Waste – within the Sector Environmental Guidelines (SEGs) prepared for USAID under the Agency’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS and GEMS-II) Program and Environmental Compliance Support (ECOS) Contract.
Purpose: The purpose of the SEGs is to support environmentally sound design and management of common USAID sectoral development activities by providing concise, plain-language information regarding:
- The typical, potential adverse impacts of activities in these sectors;
- How to prevent or otherwise mitigate these impacts, both in the form of general activity design guidance and specific design, construction, and operating measures;
- How to minimize the vulnerability of sector activities to climate change; and
- More detailed resources for further exploration of these issues.
All other SEGs are accessible at: USAID. 2019. Sector Environemntal Guidelines & Resources.