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About the Project
This global project is demonstrating and promoting the use of best practices and techniques for healthcare waste management in 7 countries. The goal is to protect public health and the global environment from the impacts of dioxin and mercury releases.
The Issues
Incineration and open burning of healthcare waste are the main sources of dioxins in healthcare, and are major modes of transport for mercury. These contaminants are toxic in small amounts and are transported globally on air currents and by other means.
News & Updates
Tue, Mar 12, 2013
The Global Healthcare Waste Management project, implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and funded by the Global Environment Facility, is ...
Tue, Mar 05, 2013
King George Medical University's bio-medical waste management system has received 'Special Recognition Award' from United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and World Health Organisation (WHO), for ...
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
This document provides a partial list of frictional heating treatment technologies for healthcare waste. The technologies do not include autoclaves, microwave units, hybrid steam treatment systems or ...