Protect Human Health and the Environment from Unintentional Releases of POPs and Mercury from the Unsound Disposal of Healthcare Waste in Kyrgyzstan

Project Summary

Implement Best Environmental Practices (BEP) and Best Available Technologies (BAT) in the health-care sector to assist Kyrgyzstan in meeting its obligations under the Stockholm Convention to reduce UPOPs as well as Mercury releases under the future Minamata Convention, while reducing the occurrence of the spread of infectious diseases due to inadequate HCWM

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Kyrgyz Republic
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
75,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,425,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,032,109 USD
GEF Agency Fees
135,375 USD
Total Cost 8,532,109.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Aug 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Feb 2013
Concept Approved
20 Feb 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Mar 2014
Project closed