December 14, 2020

HSP Trains Waste Collectors On How To Protect Themselves From COVID-19

HSP Partner and Association for Biorisk Management staff member, Dr. Bashir Ahmad held a COVID-19 safety awareness session with waste collectors in Quetta, the capital of the Balochistan Province in Pakistan. Waste collectors are particularly at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 because they tend to be impoverished, come in direct contact with biohazardous waste, and go from place to place looking for garbage to collect.

The COVID-19 safety awareness session, which was attended by eight waste collectors and transporters, highlighted issues of contamination at waste sites and taught them how to protect themselves by using personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves and a mask, while they collect trash. At the end of the session, the group promised they would share this critical public health information with other waste collectors in the area.