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Book Chapter
In Health Care Waste Management and COVID 19 Pandemic: Policy, Implementation Status and Vaccine Management

The sound management of healthcare waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncontrolled fluctuations in generation quantities, the composition of HCW as well as the significant impacts it poses on public health and the environment require a more dynamic and cohesive...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Madhubashini
MAKEHELWALA
Sujithra Kaushalya
WERAGODA
Lakmal
JAYARATHNE
Mallika
PINNAWALA
Avanthi Deshani
IGALAVITHANA
Chamil
PERERA

The report assesses the level of public awareness of microplastic pollution and related hazards as well as the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Sri Lanka’s state and private sector institutes, with an emphasis on the public water supply chain and identifying microplastic point sources upstream to ensure safe...

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Discussion Paper
Author:
Thuy Chung
KIEU-LE
Van-Hieu
PHAM
Tran Nguyen Sang
TRUONG
Emilie
STRADY
Phuoc-Dan
NGUYEN

The report assesses the current status of microplastic monitoring facilities available in Vietnam. Concern over microplastic pollution in the environment is growing worldwide. The body of related global research continues to rise, along with the diversity in methodologies, results and equipment. Building a picture of the state of facilities and...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In BioScience
Author:
Neil
Waters
Michelle
Marvier
Noémie
Monnin
Daniel
Salkeld

A hallmark of the media publicity surrounding COVID-19 has been the message that land change causes zoonotic diseases to spill over from wild animals to humans. The secondary peer-reviewed literature sends a similar message. However, as indicated in the primary peer-reviewed literature, the complexity of interacting variables involved in zoonotic...

Book Chapter
In Global Pandemic and Human Security: Technology and Development Perspective

COVID-19 has changed the way we understand risk and vulnerability. The pandemic provides a more in-depth understanding of how systemic risks work and how they affect lives, livelihoods and economies at a broader scale. Consequently, a range of impacts was observed, including loss of human health, livelihoods, loss of general wellbeing, protracted...

Issue Brief
PAER Policy Guide
Author:
Sovannara
Uk
Chihiro
Yoshimura
Kong
Chhuon
Khoeurn
Kimleang
Vinhteang
Kaing
Eden Mariquit
Andrews
Toru
Watanabe
OR
Chanmoly

Key messages

  • There is a need for a broader and holistic effort to address a host of environmental issues and challenges faced by the Tonle Sap Lake (TSL).

  • In order to realize a sustainable and resilient TSL and its basin, this policy guide suggests three resilience enhancement measures: i) Ecohydrological resilience enhancement measures, ii)...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Microplastics
Author:
Avanthi Deshani
Igalavithana
Mahagama Gedara Y. L.
Mahagamage
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Masataka
Ohgaki
Miyuki
Takenaka
Takayuki
Fukai
Norihiro
Itsubo

Microplastics (MPs) have been identified as an emerging soil pollutant and a global environmental concern. Scientists have recently paid attention to the contamination of soil by MPs as their detrimental impacts on soil systems are largely unknown. MPs are considered to be vectors for other soil contaminants, such as potentially toxic elements...

Policy Report
Author:
Makoto Tsukiji
Patrick Mwesigye
Norah Mugita
Sylvia Munuhe
Evans Kituyi
Lelissa Daba
Chengchen Qian
Adebiyi Odegbile
Joseph Price

The sound management of Health Care Waste (HCW) has been receiving increasing global attention, now even more so given the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spread of COVID-19 throughout Africa has significantly influenced the already overburdened Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) systems in many countries. A lack of infrastructure...

Working Paper
Author:
Ruth
Stringer

This case study reports on the development of a healthcare waste management (HCWM) system at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Nepal where the intervention began in 2014 with support from HECAF 360, a local NGO, and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), an international NGO, and WHO Nepal. It describes the approach and path followed by...

Policy Report

The ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) provides an overall outlook of the state of play of climate change issues in the ASEAN region. ASCCR is also a forward-looking report, which includes recommendations on making the transition toward 2030 and on to 2050 for both adaptation and mitigation, considering ASEAN’s development context and the...