Ministry of Health and Sanitation Conducts Stakeholders Workshop to Validate Integrated National Waste Management Policy, Strategic Plan & Guidelines

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) with technical and financial support of WHO and other partners on Thursday 27 October 2011 commenced a two day stakeholders meeting to validate Integrated National Waste Management Policy (INWMP) and Integrated National Waste Management Strategic Plan (INWMSP) for Sierra Leone developed as part of the implementation of the National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2010-2015 and government’s “Agenda for Change”.

Participants including government ministries, departments and agencies, UN and other international agencies, the civil society, local councils, traditional and religious leaders and private sector partners, reviewed, deliberated and gave inputs to improve the draft policy and plan. The Integrated National Waste Management Strategic Plan (2012-2016) is being developed to provide a common strategic framework for the plan period covering 2012 to 2016 to guide interventions of government and stakeholders in Sierra Leone towards achieving sustainable management of healthcare, industrial and municipal solid wastes. This is the first Waste Management Policy and Strategic Plan being developed by the country. icon Read more (935.19 kB)