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Factors associated with biomedical waste management practices among healthcare personnel at Mbagathi county hospital, Nairobi Kenya

@article{Adan2018FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with biomedical waste management practices among healthcare personnel at Mbagathi county hospital, Nairobi Kenya},
  author={Satawa Mohamed Adan and Gideon Mutie Kikuvi and Joseph K. Mutai},
  journal={Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={40-56}
}
Medical care is vital for life and health, but the waste generated from medical activities presents a problem to human health. Mbagathi county hospital generate 210-341kg infectious and highly infectious waste per day. Lack of work place guideline in many hospitals in developing countries, the implementation of biomedical waste regulations is still below the recommended threshold. This study determined factors associated with biomedical waste management practices among healthcare personnel in… 

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