Survey - Disposal of waste

Dear Mongolian colleagues,

Faeces and urine are produced by every human and, of course, every patient.

Faeces (and to a smaller extent urine) can transport microbes and infect other patients. Excretion of multi antibiotic resistant microorganisms via faeces is a recognized risk.Therefore, knowledge about the handling of faeces and urine in hospitals is of great interest, however very little is known on a worldwide basis.

This is the reason why International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) is leading an initial small study to gather more information about this issue.

The aims are to understand the likely problems in different continents, areas and countries in the world and define realistic goals to improve the situation.

It is hoped the results will also help to provide recommendations and help develop guidelines in defining training and education in this area for healthcare professionals.

We would therefore like to invite you to fill in a brief questionnaire. It should take no longer than a couple of minutes to complete. To open the online survey, please click this link:

If the survey does not open automatically, you can copy the link and paste it in the address bar of your internet browser.

Thank you for your participation!

Prof. Dr. Walter Popp,
Director, Hospital Hygiene,
University Clinics Essen, Germany,
Board member, IFIC
Project director, MeshHp, Mongolia