Study reveals urgent improvement need in health and hygiene practice and use of safety gears by waste and sanitation workers


80% of waste and sanitation workers do not have any occupational health and safety training for preventing infection; whereas sufferings from various infectious diseases due to their occupational exposure are common among this group, revealed by a study finding by ITN-BUET. ITN-BUET organized the technical session to disseminate the findings of the study on “assessment of waste and sanitation workers on safe health and hygiene practice during service delivery in selected cities of Bangladesh” on February 22,2021. The event was held online with around 70 participants including officials from the Local Government, municipalities, private sector, I/NGO, and research and academic [...]