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Environmental safeguarding and healthcare waste management in the context of undp work

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Waste pharmaceuticals in the context of UNDP
Ignacio Sanchez Diaz, Greening Health Systems Specialist, UNDP, Istanbul

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Environmental safeguarding and healthcare waste management in the context of undp work

  1. 1. 1 Ignacio Sanchez Diaz Greening Health Systems Specialist UNDP Istanbul Regional HHD Team UN informal Interagency Task Team on Sustainabl Procurement in the Health Sector (iIATT-SPHS) Obsolete Pharmaceuticals: Impact on the Environment Minsk, April 27, 2016 Explore. Learn. Engage. 'Saving Lives Sustainably' #act4env Environmental Safeguarding and Healthcare Waste Management in the Context of UNDP Work
  2. 2. Pharmaceuticals in the Environment White-rumped Vulture, © J C Eames Veterinary use of the drug diclofenac Hyderabad, India 2013 Pauline Göthberg. “Swedish healthcare causing environmental problems in other countries”. April 2016. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. 3. Pathways of Environmental Footprint Related to Healthcare Waste in Global Health Initiatives
  4. 4. Healthcare Waste Management Toolkit Taking Responsibility: UNDP is developing a practical toolkit for healthcare waste management
  5. 5. Assessing the Impact of Global Fund Grants To assess the possible environmental impact of GF grants, rapid assessments on healthcare waste were carried out
  6. 6. Recommendations generally applicable to all GF-financed health programmes: a) Provision of HBV vaccination to social workers and outreach staff and access to post exposure prophylaxis b) Strengthen the disposal systems for waste from IDU c) Include sharps containers and safety boxes in the supply plan for syringe exchange actions d) Include a budget for the safe disposal of unusable pharmaceuticals e) Review of the system for the selection of syringe sizes for PWID f) Organize a workshop on the management of waste generated during GF grant activities Assessing the Impact of Global Fund Grants: Belarus
  7. 7. Context specific recommendations for the GF programme in Belarus: a) Review of the existing regulations on healthcare waste management b) Review of the existing regulations on pharmaceutical waste management c) Support the development of a national healthcare waste management strategy and development plan d) Strengthening the usage of existing, advanced treatment options e) Review and simplify the current standards for sharps waste management f) Include a sufficient supply of sharps containers for TB activities Assessing the Impact of Global Fund Grants: Belarus
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION SPHS Task Team is, through a transparent and inclusive engagement process, leveraging its normative and market power, lowering the environmental impact of its procurement, with a final aim of improving human health and well-being. INTRO with UNDP LOGO 7 UN agencies and 3 multilateral health financing institutions SPHS Task Team
  9. 9. Engagement with the key stakeholders from the global health aid market CTION SPHS Task Team is, through a transparent and inclusive engagement process, leveraging its normative and market power, lowering the environmental impact of its procurement, with a final aim of improving human health and well-being. 3,500 institutions/experts in our global network and 92 countries SPHS Task Team
  10. 10. INTRODUCTION Key objectives
  11. 11. INTRODUCTIONINTRO with UNDP LOGO We aim to enhance the global partnership for sustainable development by promoting public procurement practices that are sustainable. Sustainable Development Goals
  12. 12. INTRODUCTIONINTRO with UNDP LOGO CHEMICALS ENERGY MEDICAL PRODUCTS PACKAGING PROCUREMENT RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TRANSPORTATION WASTE MANAGEMENT WATER SPHS Environmental Sustainability Focus Areas
  13. 13. Funding partners: Green Procurement Index Health (GPIH)
  14. 14. International Environmental Conventions on Chemicals This novel and unique tool will allow procurement practitioners to measure and monitor the status and progress of healthcare procurement related to the compliance with International Environmental Conventions The indicators proposed as part of this guide are intended to serve as a building block of the GPIH and the compliance with International Environmental Conventions might be considered as one of the pillars for the development of the Index
  15. 15. INTRODUCTION Checklist, Indicators and Guidance
  16. 16. Automated Report Dashboard
  17. 17. Environmental Questionnaire for Suppliers and Manufacturers • Based on international standards, Global Compact principles, Global Reporting indicators and existing and well accepted environmental scorecards and questionnaires from other national and international organizations • International consultation with feedback from more than 15 technical experts from the SPHS network list • Development of environmental profiles of suppliers and of green procurement criteria that will be used for the further development of the GPIH
  18. 18. Environmental Questionnaire for Suppliers and Manufacturers
  19. 19. • Guidance and targets to substitute hazardous products purchased by the UN for its health programs • List of key products based on procurement volume and environmental impact: Antiretrovirals, Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits, Medical devices (syringes, thermometers, gloves, blood pressure measuring device and catheters), TB drugs, male condoms, hormonal implants and healthcare waste technologies Project partners: Funding partners: Sustainable Procurement Practices in the Global Health Aid Market
  20. 20. INTRODUCTION Objectives • Developing and implementing a guidance note on an initial priority list of a green procurement criteria • Developing a list of products that remove priority toxic chemicals from production, products and waste • Engaging with suppliers and manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices to stimulate the development of greener products and manufacturing processes, subsequently reducing the environmental burden of the health sector Outcomes • Initial priority list of green procurement criteria and the monitoring of their implementation • Recommendations on specifications and how to evaluate and select healthcare products based on the established green procurement criteria • Assessment of the environmental footprint from UNDP purchased health care products based on three environmental pillars: Carbon Footprint, Toxicity and Resource Depletion • Effective phase-in of the green procurement criteria through a multi- stakeholder engagement process Sustainable Procurement Practices in the Global Health Aid Market
  21. 21. savinglivesustainably.org
  22. 22. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. IGNACIO SANCHEZ DIAZ Greening Health Systems Specialist UNDP Istanbul Regional HHD Team UN informal Interagency Task Team on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) ignacio.sanchez.diaz@undp.org Twitter: @SanchezDIgnacio MIRJANA MILIC SPHS Associate Coordinator UN informal Interagency Task Team on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) mirjana.milic@undp.org Twitter: @milic_mirjana JOIN THE CONVERSATION AND FOLLOW US ON: #act4env

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