Project profile — Sanitization of Health Care Waste in Covid-19 Management Sites in Maldives


WHO - World Health Organization (41143)
2021-03-12 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Maldives (100.00%)


• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to reduce the transmission risk of the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases in Maldives. This project contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by disposing of the newly sanitized waste through the regular waste management system rather than incinerating it. Project activities include: (1) procuring approximately 40 autoclaves, which sanitize medical waste; (2) installing the autoclaves in medical facilities across ten island atolls; and (3) providing training to staff in medical facilities on the use and maintenance of autoclaves. This project expects to directly benefit healthcare workers and patients by reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other diseases by providing a safe way to sanitize medical waste.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is the strengthened capacity to implement environmentally sustainable management of medical waste in ten atolls in Maldives.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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