19 June, 2024

Regional Centre


Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


 Minimum of 10+2 qualification

 The concern for bio-medical waste management has been felt globally with indiscriminate disposal of health care waste and the rise in deadly infections such as AIDS, Hepatitis-B. The need to educate different health care professionals/ workers about health care waste management is thus very important. To cater to the needs of these health care professionals, the School of Health Sciences, IGNOU and WHO, SEARO have developed a Certificate Programme in Health Care Waste Management in the South-East Asia Region Countries.

The programme aims to:
? Sensitize the learners about health care waste and its impact on our health and environment.
Acquaint the learner about the existing legislation, knowledge and practices regarding health care waste
management in South-East Asia Region countries.
? Equip the learner with skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.
Fee Structure: Rs.2,700/- for full programme.