The investigation brings to light the management of wastes generated in health centers as hospitals, clinics, dental and veterinary laboratories in Benin. It reveals the state of affairs by laying bare the weaknesses in the collection and handling of BMWs and shows that the current management of BMWs in Benin is exposing both the practitioners (health personnel) and users (patients and visitors) to numerous risks. To buttress this point of view, the investigation lets victims speak in order to share their situation.
By Jean-Claud D. DOSSA.
Published November 14, 2012 in L’Événement Précis.
Read the article in French Les déchets biomédicaux, un péril sanitaire ignoré.