Managing medical waste in humanitarian supply chains: lessons for healthcare services

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This article sheds light on the issue of medical waste in humanitarian supply chains. The challenges of managing medical waste in the volatile humanitarian context will be discussed, along with ways to address these challenges using digital tools and technologies, inter-organisational collaboration and the ‘designing out’ of waste. This article will contextualise the lessons learnt from the humanitarian sector for healthcare service providers, such as NHS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Health Care Management
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2022

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  • Humanitarian supply chain
  • Medical waste
  • Sustainability
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy


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