Join us on our next webinar to learn about the experiences from GGHH members promoting best techniques and practices for reducing healthcare waste to avoid environmental releases of dioxins and mercury.

Hospitals from Madagascar and Tanzania will present their work as part of their participation in the Reducing Unattended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPoPs) and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa Project. Speakers will present case studies delineating their strategies to limit the amount of healthcare waste they generate and burn, and how they are reducing the quantity of broken mercury-containing devices that are improperly handled, discarded or burned.

About the Project

“Reducing UPOPs and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa” is a full size project, implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Istanbul Regional Hub in partnership with the World Health Organization and Health Care Without Harm, and funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF). It aims to implement best environmental practices and introduce non-incineration healthcare waste treatment technologies and mercury-free medical devices in four Sub-Saharan African countries -Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia- to reduce harmful releases from the health sector.


Day: 13 July 2017
  • 8 am Eastern Daylight Time
  • 9 am Argentina Time
  • 2 pm Central Europe Standard Time and South Africa Standard Time
  • 3 pm Eastern Africa Time
  • 5.45 pm Nepal Time
  • 8 pm Philippine Time and China Standard Time
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Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Free of charge.
Those who participate in the entire webinar will receive a Certificate of Attendance by email. When you complete the registration form, please provide your name as you would like it to appear on the Certificate of Attendance.

To register, click here


  • Sandrine Andriantsimietry, National Project Manager, UPoPs and Mercury in Health Sector, UNDP Madagascar
  • Deogratias Mkembela, National Project Manager, UPoPs and Mercury in Health sector, UNDP Tanzania
  • Luqman Yesufu, Campaign Manager for Africa, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, groundWork


Watch the video of the webinar on the implementation of this project in Ghana and Zambia that took place on 9 May 2017.