Sierra Leone focuses on safe disposal of Ebola waste

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Autoclave installation and testing. (UNifeed video capture)

A new environmentally-friendly sterilizing machine is helping Sierra Leone to safely dispose of contaminated equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

The deadly disease has killed about, 6,900 people in West Africa, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Known as an autoclave, the machine was designed under a project by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Duration: 3’06″

 

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