January 1st, 2009
Health Care Without Harm and the World Health Organization have launched a global partnership to achieve virtual elimination of mercury-based thermometers and sphgmomanometers over the next decade and their substitution with accurate, economically viable alternatives.
October 16th, 2009
Half the world's population could be at risk from exposure to mounting volumes of improperly disposed medical waste, according to a review published this month in Tropical Medicine and International Health.
"The documented growth in and poor disposal of health care waste appears to represent a real threat to the health of at least 40… low and middle income nations," write Michael Harhay, from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and colleagues.
Health Care Without Harm News
February 25th, 2010
Buenos Aires and Manila — Argentina and the Philippines, the two countries leading the developing world in substituting mercury-based medical devices with safe, accurate and affordable alternatives, took significant steps to implement and strengthen their national mercury-free health care policies.