Waste Management Workshop (COMSTECH) (9-11 October 2019)

Waste Management Workshop (COMSTECH) (9-11 October 2019)

Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) in collaboration with Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) US and XiBios Biorisk Consulting, conducted a Three-Day Waste Management Workshop in COMSTECH Islamabad. It was held on October 9-11 2019. The main consultant for the workshop was Dr. Philippe Stroot.

The workshop provided a platform for participants to first discuss the amount of waste collected and current waste management systems implemented in their respective institutions across Pakistan. Participants were educated about autoclave facilities and functions, incinerator types and applications. The waste management systems being implemented in different countries were also shared and participants worked on case studies to understand functioning of the waste management systems.

The participants appreciated the efforts of PBSA in improving awareness on infectious waste management and promoting relevant forums to discuss waste management and share solutions.

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Serving as the President of Pakistan Biological Safety Association I feel we are working hard to improve the biosafety and biosecurity in Pakistan. We are pioneers in introducing biorisk management in Pakistan and our work has been acclaimed nationally and internationally. We have successfully completed multiple projects and our success indicates our commitment towards our mission to improve biorisk management in Pakistan.

Dr. Aamer Ikram
Dr. Aamer Ikram, President PBSA/ Executive Director NIH Pakistan