Increasing demands caused by population growth
Following continual population expansion across Cambodia sustainable and reliable approaches to treating and disposing of medical waste became increasingly important. Without having a solid and reliable infrastructure in place the challenges to securely disposing of waste would only worsen, leading to illegal dumping and a genuine threat to the countries biosecurity. To prevent risks to public health it is essential that all clinical waste, sharps and anatomical waste are disposed of efficiently and in a way that will not negatively impact the environment.
Before approaching Addfield for support many of the health care facilities across Cambodia were struggling to maintain secure disposal of waste due to outdated technology or being incapable of meeting demand leading the centres becoming overwhelmed, without a suitable waste disposal system in place which lead to
increased risks of illegal dumping becoming an unavoidable option.
12 Installations across Cambodia
Our experience, designing and manufacturing highly efficient incinerators, which had already been selected and installed globally for many of the worlds leading international aid agencies supported the decision to award the contract to us. Working across two projects funded by UNICEF and USAID we supplied 12 MP machines which all highly efficient, compact and perfectly suited to treating a full mix of medical waste safely.
These were installed across the country including, Koh Kong and Preah Vihea. Each location was managed independently
depending upon the specific requirements of the community. In some instances we replaced old and outdated solutions while for some communities they were the first incinerators installed.
Some sites were targeting immunisation programs, whilst others focused more upon waste disposal for sites that had no
infrastructure in place. No matter the reason each location rapidly saw the benefits of using an MP machine compared to their
Quality and Reliability
The quality and reliability of machines was a key factor in the
decision process in awarding the contract to us. As our machines are constructed out of premium rugged materials they have a far greater life expectancy with a number of our existing installations still in operation after more than 20 years of usage. Our designs, quality and suitability to waste type directly supported the UN Sustainability goals for such a project.
Full training provided
To ensure that the machines will be able to deliver consistent results for the next 15-20 years, we deliver full and detailed onsite training in the service and maintenance of these machines to local operators and engineers giving them the skills to keep the
incinerator running in their optimal capacity for many years to come.
At the end of the installation open days were held to invite key members of the community to discover the benefits of the new incinerators.