$8m medical waste management project for Vietnam

Vietnamese prime minister has approved an 8-million US dollar project to manage clinical (medical) waste, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank (WB).
The project aims to find solutions for pollution management, minimize persistent organic pollutants (POPs), persistent toxic substances and mercury from the healthcare sector’s activities, as a way of preventing pollution, environmental degradation and risks affecting human health, reported local online Voice of Vietnam on Saturday.
Accordingly, the project will be implemented at a cost of 8 million US dollars, including 7 million US dollars in non- refundable aid from the GEF and 1 million US dollars in counterpart capital from Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Money well spent. Well done GEF and the World Bank

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