Towards Health Without Harm: Improving Healthcare Waste Management

The video demonstrates how UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and funded by the Global Environment Facility, is helping promote best practices in healthcare waste management and mercury waste management in the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India. The hospital has been able to reduce the amount of infectious waste generated by 80 percent due to proper segregation, transportation and treatment of waste practices. 

Projects and Initiatives
Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Healthcare Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury

In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, the project aims to demonstrate best practices in healthcare waste management such as promoting the use of alternative waste treatment technologies, improved waste segregation practices, waste minimization and the use of appropriate alternatives to mercury-containing devices.

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Stories of Change
‘Health Without Harm’: Reducing Risk from Healthcare Waste Management in India

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 helping promote best practices in healthcare waste management and mercury waste management in the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India. The hospital has been able to reduce the amount of infectious waste generated by 80 percent due to proper segregation, transportation and treatment of waste practices.

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