Reducing UPOPs and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa

Project Summary

The proposed Africa Regional Healthcare Waste Project seeks to:1. Implement best environmental practices and non-incineration and mercury-free technologies to help Africancountries meet their Stockholm Convention obligations and to reduce mercury use in healthcare;2. Ensure the availability and affordability of non-incineration waste treatment technologies in the region,building on the outcomes of the GEF supported UNDP/WHO/HCWH Global Medical Waste project.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
WHO, Health Care Whithout Harm Persisent Organic Pollutants
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,453,195 USD
Co-financing Total
28,936,164 USD
GEF Agency Fees
645,320 USD
Total Cost 35,589,359.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Aug 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
24 Jul 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Sep 2014
Project closed