Tag: Elimination of mercury-containing medical devices


Environment and Ecology Elimination of mercury-containing medical devices ▪ The Governments of Albania, Burkina Faso, Montenegro, Uganda including India have united to launch a $134-million project to eliminate the use of mercury in medical devices. ▪ This project will be, ✓ Led by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ✓ Funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) ✓ Executed by the World Health Organization (WHO) About UNEP ▪ Formation - 5 June 1972 ▪ Headquarters - Nairobi, Kenya About GEF ▪ Formation - 15 October 1991 ▪ It is a multilateral environmental fund that help the developing countries to address the environmental issues About WHO ▪ Established - 7 April 1948 ▪ Headquarters - Geneva, Switzerland ▪ Director-General of WHO - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus