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Abstract

Background: While recognizing the challenges of managing waste in health facilities, this study aimed to assess the individual and socioeconomic factors associated with compliance to solid waste segregation among healthcare workers in Martini Hospital, Somalia; and suggested remedies for improved solid waste segregation.


Method: The study used the facility-based cross-sectional survey design with a quantitative approach. Data were collected from 111 health care workers using researcher-administered questionnaires. 


Result: The results show that awareness of and attitude toward solid waste segregation among individual factors, and health system orientation among health system factors had a significant relationship with compliance to solid waste segregation.


Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a high burden of poor compliance to solid waste segregation and that if no appropriate interventions are put in place, it could be detrimental to the health of the workers and the community. It also concludes that awareness and attitude towards solid waste segregation and health system orientation are critical in improving compliance to solid waste segregation.

Keywords

Solid waste Healthcare waste management Waste Segregation attitudes of health workers

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Mohamed, F. B., Mutekanga, D. R., Ddamulira , C., & Katamba, P. (2022). Factors Associated with Compliance to Solid Waste Segregation among Health Care Workers in Martini Hospital, Somalia. Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science, 1(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aua.ke/ajhes/article/view/129

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