Biomedical waste management in Dakar: Legal framework, health and environment issues

Building on the special treatment required for biomedical wastes (BMW) due to associated health and environmental risks, this paper examines the historic evolution of legal framework for biomedical wastes management and related health and environmental issues in Dakar, Senegal. Historically, the country has ratified many international treaties, including Basle, Stockholm, and Bamako Conventions; however the paper demonstrates a lack of an efficient chain for biomedical wastes disposal in Dakar.