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Post00355 STEAM STERILIZERS AFTER 2003 + HC WASTE 9 July 2001 CONTENTS 1. STEAM STERILIZER SUPPLY AFTER 2003 2. HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT DATABASE 1. STEAM STERILIZER SUPPLY AFTER 2003 *Elisabetta Molari, UNICEF Supply Division, has kindly replied to recent Technet Forum questions on the future availability of steam sterilizers and syringe kits through UNICEF supply after the 2003 target for transition to AutoDisable syringes as mandated by the Joint WHO/UNICEF/IRC Statement on Injection safety. The joint statement on injection safety is on the web at: http://www.who.int/vaccines-documents Opinion, comments and additions please: [log in to unmask] or use your reply button ___________________________________________________________________________ Subject: Steam Sterilizer Supply After 2003 Author: "Allan Bass" Date: 6/22/01 Dear Elisabetta, Do you know if UNICEF Supply will support/supply the steam sterilizers and sterilisable syringe and kits after the 2003 switch to AutoDisable syringes mandated by the Joint statement on Injection safety? This question has come up a number of times in Technet correspondence as well as in UNICEF and ADB GAVI missions. Many of us are helping countries with planning and financing TA and a number of countries wish to continue to use the steam sterilizers and sterilisable syringe and kits. If you can help with clarifying the supply position it would be appreciated. regards and best wishes, allan --- From: [log in to unmask] Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 To: Allan Bass Subject: Steam Sterilizer Supply Dear Allan, In reference to your question about the steam sterilizers specific for vaccination (item S0152000 Sterilizer,double rack,steam,manual /EA and item S0152010 Sterilizer,single rack, steam, manual/EA) I would like to inform you that except in extraordinary circumstances to be reviewed on a case-to-case basis, UNICEF SD will not supply steam sterilisers for EPI use after 2003. Spare parts and sterilisable syringes (incl. kits) will still be available for a limited period in order to facilitate full transition to AD syringes Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact me. Best regards, Elisabetta Molari Contracts Officer - Immunization UNICEF Supply Division - Copenhagen Tel.: 0045.35.273045 e-mail: [log in to unmask] ____________________________________*______________________________________ 2. HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT DATABASE Richard Carr, WHO WSH, kindly informs us that the database of technical options for health care waste is now online. If you have material you want included in the database or questions or comments please send them to: [log in to unmask] Opinion, comments and additions please: [log in to unmask] or use your reply button ___________________________________________________________________________ From: [log in to unmask] To: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask] Subject:health care waste management database Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 Dear Colleagues, I just wanted to inform you that the database of technical options for health care waste management is now up and running. Please try it out at: http://www.healthcarewaste.org. This is the first version, and will be continuously updated with more options. We would be grateful in improving the database: Please send us a completed data collection sheet (also under 'database' in the web site), of options that you have seen in developing countries. Data are reviewed by a group of experts before being introduced in the system. If you have material you want included in the database or questions or comments please send them to: [log in to unmask] Thanks. Best Regards, Richard Carr Richard Carr Water Sanitation and Health Department of Protection of the Human Environment World Health Organization 20 Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Tel: 41 22 791 3518 Fax: 41 22 791 4159 E-mail: [log in to unmask] ____________________________________*______________________________________ ____________________________________*______________________________________


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