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  • Model Policies

    Model PoliciesGlobal PoliciesNational PoliciesLarge City PoliciesHospitals and Health Care Systems Global PoliciesThe World Health Organization issued a policy paper (pdf) in 2005 calling for short, medium and long-term measures to substitute mercury-based medical devices with safer alternatives.The World Medical Association passed a resolution (pdf) in 2008 calling for the substitution of mercury-based medical devices with safer alternatives. National PoliciesThe Philippine Department of Health (DOH) issued Administrative Order 2008-0021 (pdf) in 2008 calling for the phase-out of mercury based medical devices across the country by 2010.The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) revised its accreditation policy and ordered non-accreditation of non mercury-free hospitals.The Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued Memorandum Circular 2010-140 (pdf) enjoining all provincial governors, city mayors, municipal mayors, DILG regional directors, and other concerned, to ensure compliance to the Department of Health AO 21 mandating...
  • Nepal | Hospital Implements Safe Medical Waste Disposal Treatments

    With the help of HCWH and Health Care Foundation Nepal, GGHH member Bir Hospital located in…

  • HCWH-Asia Comdemns Killing of Philippine Anti-Coal Activist

    Health Care Without Harm - Asia strongly condemns the killing of staunch environmentalist and anti…

  • Advocates

    Advocates: the anti-mercury family  Suzi Abrera, celebrity momA precious advocate, Suzi appeared in several public service announcements for HCWH-AP.  She is often seen on TV spreading information about her work with the HCWH-AP.  Kabunyan De Guia, artistKabunyan is a member of the VOCAS art space, and one of the artists who supported HCWH-AP’s mercury phase-out campaign in Baguio City. Kontra GaPi (Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino)The group joined our anti-mercury campaign when they performed in the 2011 Asia Regional Conference on Mercury in Health Care. Albert Martinez, actor/dad HCWH-AP’s second celebrity, and a frequent presence in our activities. Albert frequently speaks out about the dangers of mercury during public gatherings. He first appeared in PSAs on mercury, the World Environment Day and the medical waste campaign. Judah PaoloOur first celebrity endorser. Judah joined our ranks during the AO 21 launch...
  • A Call for Climate Health Action

    Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Major US Health Systems Call for Climate Health ActionThis week, world…

  • HCWH-Asia Conducts Round-Table Talk on Health Care Waste Management

    This month, members of various health care organizations and stakeholders attended a round-table…

  • Philippine Hospital Provides Waste Management Training to Bhutanese Engineers

    Bhutan’s Ministry of Health sent two of its engineers to undergo training on healthcare waste…

  • Mercury-Free Health Care 2020 Launched

    With the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in 2013, the World Health Organization-Health…

  • Latest Videos

    Pictures of change: Our public Service Announcements First, Do No Harm Make the SwitchHave A Heart
  • Bhutanese Engineers Complete Waste Water Training in Philippine Hospitals

    Representatives from the Department of Medical Services of the Ministry of Health in Bhutan attended…

  • Do No Harm, Create More Health – The Health Sector’s Role in Addressing Climate Change

    In commemoration of the Philippine Climate Change Consciousness Week on November 19-25, Dr. Renzo…

  • Tools and Resources

     Tools and Resources  Dealing With Mercury SpillsWebsitesModel PoliciesReports, Articles, and Guides Dealing With Mercury SpillsThis video on safe disposal of spilled mercury was produced HCWH's Strategic Partner in South Asia, Toxics Link. WebsitesMercury Free Health Care, A WHO-HCWH Global InitiativeUNEP Mercury ProgrammeZero Mercury Working Group Model PoliciesWHO Policy on Mercury in Health Care (pdf)Argentina: Resolution of the Minister of Health (pdf)Buenos Aires: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care (pdf)European Union: Ban on Sale of Mercury-Measuring Instruments (pdf)Johannesburg: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care (pdf)Manilla: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care (pdf)New Delhi: Declaration on Mercury-Free Health Care (pdf)Philippines: Dept. of Health Administrative Order (pdf)Philippines: Dept. Interior and Local Government Memorandum (pdf) Reports, Articles, and GuidesToward the Tipping Point: WHO-HCWH Global Initiative to Substitute Mercury-Based Medical Devices in Health...