Wednesday, July 3, 2019

International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management 2019

Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to take part in the International Photo Contest on greener healthcare waste management, which will be held from April 30 to July 15, 2019. Participation of healthcare, environmental health workers, women and youth from developing countries is particularly welcomed.

The International Photo contest is organized:
  • To increase public awareness on the issues related to healthcare waste treatment and management (HCWM) through visual and artistic medium and
  • To promote best practices on HCWM along with non-incineration waste treatment and mercury-free technologies for greener healthcare practices.

Global Environment Facility financed United Nations Development Programme, World Health Organization and Health Care Without Harm supported project, “Reducing UPOPs and Mercury releases from the Health Sector in Africa”, implemented in Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia


  • In total, 8 prizes of $400 vouchers/cheques (or whatever is applicable)
  • Appreciation certificates for tbe best 30 photos

  • Professional and amateur photographers.
  • Participation of healthcare workers, environmental health workers and especially women and youth from developing countries is particularly welcomed.

How to Apply:
To participate in the contest please fill out the online application form, attach your photo and submit until July 15, 2019. Participation in two categories of the contest (by submitting by one photo for each category) is allowed. By submitting a photo to the contest you also agree that the organizers can post the photo to social media and use the photo in promotional materials or for other purposes.

  • "Healthcare Waste Management for People and Planet";
    Two finalists will be awarded on this category.
    There will also be additional special nomination awards for photos depicting positive images for the following special categories (one for each):
    • “Alternatives to healthcare waste burning/incineration”;
    • “Mercury-free healthcare”;
    • “HCWM for better infection prevention”;
    • “Women and HCWM”.
      Special nominations will be selected among photos submitted in Category 1.
  • "Greener healthcare I want to see in the future";
    Two finalists will be awarded on this category.

15 July 2019

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