The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has made enormous strides in incorporating environmentally friendly practices and systems into its day-to-day workings to ensure sustainability practices are embedded in all departments and in the institute as a whole.
In 2018, the NCDC participated in the Sustainable Health in Procurement Inception workshop in India where a comprehensive overview of green procurement was introduced, building on and extending the work the agency had already conducted.
After that experience, the following goals are being pursued by NCDC in order to promote sustainability: Conserve natural resources and decrease pollution, minimize water and energy usage where possible, avoid environmental health hazards on campus and within the community, support locally produced goods and services, and more.
Find out how NCDC is working on sustainability.
The Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) was a four-year program developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm and funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA) that aimed to reduce the harm to people and the environment caused by the manufacture, use, and disposal of medical products and by the implementation of health programs.
With an expansive and diverse network of over 1,700 members in more than 80 countries, GGHH was a key vehicle to engage the health sector around the globe on sustainable procurement through the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP).