Impact of health care waste management on the environment a case study of selected health care institutions in Nairobi
Okeoma, Jimmy I
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The aim of this project to investigate how health waste care management impacts on the society and environment with various selected health care institutions in Nairobi as a case study. It also diagnosed the role, importance and challenges of proper health care waste disposal and management. Health care institutions were justifiably chosen as a case study to facilitate research study in its real and practical context and secondly, because it is the environment in which I work hence familiar . The research began with introduction (Chap. I). then Literature Review (Chap. II). the Scope of the research was thus delimited to the health care institutions in Nairobi with a total staff population of about 250 registered health care institutions. A sample size of 5 health care institutions was chosen at random for the study with 50 questionnaires being distributed for the study. This sample size was chosen because it was deemed small. manageable and representative enough to facilitate valid and speedy research undertaking. The research design was explorative on a cross-section of various health ore institutions staff. It entails: a. Quantitative research design- involving collection of statistical data gathered through questionnaires and interviews. This was thus from primary data sources. Other sources of primary data were discussions and surveys. b. Qualitative research design- involving interviews, survey, observation and literary research. The library research on journals, newsletters. textbooks. magazines, Internet thus formed the secondary source of data. c. Data collection instruments employed questionnaires (open/closed) designed and distributed by me. d. Data collection methods were a combination of questionnaires, interviews, library research, discussions, observations and survey. (i) Data presentation was in the form of charts. (ii) Data analysis was thus in the form of graphs as well as descriptive analysis.