GPH-International Journal of Applied Science 2024-06-08T05:29:30+00:00 Dr. EKEKE, JOHN NDUBUEZE Open Journal Systems <p><strong>GPH-Int. Journal of Applied Science e-ISSN&nbsp;&nbsp;2805-4364 p-ISSN 2805-4356 is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that welcomes high-quality research articles in all aspects of Applied Science research. Subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Zoology, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Animal Science, Bio-Technology, Medical Sciences, Geology, Social Sciences, Natural sciences, Political Science, Urban Development, Information Technology, e-Learning, e-Commerce, Architecture, Earth Science, Archaeological Science, A deal with engineering fundamentals.<span style="font-size: medium;"><a title="Journal Impact Factor" href=""><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Book Antiqua', serif;"><span style="helvetica: Arial, serif;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><span style="text-shadow: #FF0000 0px 0px 2px;">Impact Factor: 1.245</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></span></strong></p> SEGREGATION AND TREATMENT METHODS OF HEALTH CARE WASTE PRACTICED IN NEMBE: THE BAYELSA HEALTH ENVIRONMENT, NIGERIA 2024-06-08T05:29:30+00:00 DR. SOLOMON M UVOH LOKOBO J ABRAHAM AZIBAYAM B ORUAMA ODIKEME E DAVID <p><strong><em>Aim:</em></strong><em> This study determine various treatment and segregation methods practiced in disposing HCW in Nembe LGA.A c</em>ensus sampling technique was adopted to select the participants for this study.<strong> Results:</strong> The study consist of 27 males and 23 female staff subjects randomly interviewed in one hospital and 24 health centres. Findings from this study indicate that &gt;40yrs make up the highest proportion of respondents while those between the ages of 20-29yrs are the least among the recruited respondents. The level of education among staff with ND and HND was far higher compared to staff with Msc degree and school cert. The study also reveal that the hospital visited has waste disposal containers around its premises. However containers were not observed in some health centres during the study period. The autoclave and microwave was effectively used in the hospital as a means of disinfecting health care instrument after use (44%) as against health centres of none but 12% of chemical use as means of disinfection. Also, revelation from this study indicate that<em>health care wastes generated at the Nembe General Hospital are moderately managed.</em> The study further reveal that both staff in the various facilities do regularly transfer sharp objects that have been used to the LGA headquarter for proper incineration. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> Most health care centres dispose their HCW into the river, with bushy surrounding without regular fumigation of its environment. This has created an avenue for mosquitoes forming breeding sites leading to their increase in number with the possibilities of spreading malaria rapidly to both staff, patients and other subjects..</p> 2024-06-08T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##