1. Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt of India
  2. Central Pollution Control Board
  3. Waste and Resource Management (WaRM) group of Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
  4. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, (MoHFW) Govt of India
  5. World Health Organisation (WHO)
  6. UNDP- GEF – Global Healthcare Waste Project –India
  7. Health Care Waste Management (HCWM) Cell, Dept of Community Medicine, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (MSRMC)
  8. Toxics link
  9. Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management
  10. National Solid Waste Association of India (NSWAI)
  11. Indira Gandhi National Open University



011. _Indira Gandhi National Open University

IGNOU is a CENTRAL UNIVERSITY established by an Act of Indian Parliament in 1985 (Act No. 50 of 1985). IGNOU Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates are recognized by all members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and are at par with Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates of all Indian Universities/Deemed Universities/Institutions vide UGC Circular No. F.1-8/92 (CCP) dated February 1992 and AIU Circular No. EV/B (449)/94/176915-177115 dated January 1994. One of the schools of IGNOU is ‘The School of Health Sciences’ which was set up in 1991 with the objective of augmenting educational avenues and for providing in-service training for medical, nursing, paramedical and allied personnel through the distance education mode. The School is pioneer in developing competency-based programme in various disciplines of Health Sciences. Innovative approach in medical programmes include hands-on training which is provided through diversified approaches of a network of colleges and districts level hospitals. Similarly, in the field of nursing, programmes are being developed so as to revolutionize career opportunities available to nursing personnel. To achieve this, the School is collaborating and exchanging ideas with various national and international organizations like World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Voluntary Organizations like ‘ACTS Ministries’, Association of Rural Surgeons of India (ARSI), Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Nursing Institutes in Seychelles, and Narayan Hrudayalaya.

IGNOU and WHO SEARO have jointly launched a Certificate programme in Health Care Waste Management, in the South East Asia.Region Countries which is implemented through a network of Study Centres all over India. The Certificate programme has been developed to create basic awareness about health care waste management practices and equip the learners with enough skills for effectively managing health care waste and safe guard themselves and the community against adverse health impact of health care waste.

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