Mercury Free Health Care Members

Since 2008, WHO and HCWH collaborated in a global initiative aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of phasing out of mercury-based thermometers and sphygmomanometers in health care and their substitution with accurate, economically viable alternatives.   

Building upon lessons learned from Mercury Free Health Care Initiative, WHO and HCWH are moving into a new phase of work and collaboration to help support countries in these efforts. 

The following institutions have supported the Mercury Free Health Care Initiative.

Advisory Group

  • Ravi Agarwal, Executive Director, Toxics Link, India
  • Maria Doa, Director, National Program Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Josh Karliner, International Team Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm
  • Dr. Peter Orris, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief of Service, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

Founding Members by Region

Global

  • International Council of Nurses (Switzerland) - Visit Web

Africa

Asia

  • Manipal Hospitals (India) - Visit Web
  • School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (India) - Visit Web 
  • Toxics Link (India) - Visit Web
  • Occupational Health Nurses Association Of The Philippines - OHNAP (Philippines)
  • Philippine Nurses Association (Philippines) - Visit Web
  • Philippine Public Health Association (Philippines) - Visit Web

Latin America

  • Centre of Analysis and Action on Toxics and its Alternatives - CAATA (Mexico) - Visit Web
  • Chihuahua's Institute of Health, State's Central Hospital, State's Government (Chihuahua, Mexico)
  • Children's Hospital, State of Chihuahua, Chihuahua's Institute of Health
  • Environmental Health Coordination, Ministry of Health, Government of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Visit Web
  • Federico Gomez Children's Hospital of México (Mexico) - Visit Web
  • Mexico's city Health Secretary (Distrito Federal, Mexico) - Visit Web
  • National Institution of Pediatrics (Mexico) - Visit Web
  • Paediatric Society of Argentina (Argentina) - Visit Web
  • Social Security Mexican Institution, Chihuahua's State Delegation, General Regional Hospital Nº1 - Visit Web
  • Toxicology Association of Argentina (Argentina) - Visit Web
  • Toxicology Department, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina - Visit Web
  • Toxicology Unit, General Fernández Hospital, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

USA

  • Consorta (USA)
  • Kaiser Permanente (USA) - Visit Web
  • Practice Green Health (USA) - Visit Web

Partners of the Initiative

Global

  • The UNDP GEF Project on Healthcare Waste Management

Africa

  • Partners in Population and Development (Uganda)

Asia

  • Baguio General Hospital Fort Del Pilar Station Hospital at Philippine Military Academy (Philippines)
  • Center for Public Health and Environmental Developmnet (Nepal)
  • Child Development Studies (Bangladesh)
  • Environment Protection and Sustainable Development Society (Syria)
  • General Santos Doctors Hospital in General Santos City (Philippines)
  • Health, Environment and Development Consortium (India)
  • Indonesian Health Promoting Hospital Network (Indonesia)
  • Institute of Public Health Management (Philippines)
  • Lung Center of the Philippines (Philippines)
  • Manila Adventist Medical Center and School of Medical Arts (Philippines)
  • Northern Samar Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office (Philippines)
  • Northern Samar Provincial Hospital (Philippines)
  • Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital (Philippines)
  • Ospital ng Maynila (Philippines)
  • Philippine Children’s Medical Center (Philippines)
  • Philippine College of Physicians Southern Luzon Chapter (Philippines)
  • Philippine Heart Center (Philippines)
  • Pines City Doctors Hospital (Philippines)
  • Saint Louis Hospital of the Sacred Heart (Philippines)
  • San Lazaro Hospital (Philippines)
  • School of Health Sciences at St Paul University in Tuguegarao City (Philippines)
  • St. Paul Hospitals in Tuguegarao City and Cavite (Philippines)
  • Toxic Action network Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)
  • University of the Philippines College of Dentistry (Philippines)
  • Women's Health (Philippines)

Europe

  • Action Group For Education (UK)
  • Association of Doctors for the Environment (Macedonia)

Latin America

  • AME Psiquiatria Dra. Jandira Masur (Brazil)
  • Arrais Public Reference Hospital (Brazil)
  • Barueri "Dr. Francisco Moran" Municipal Hospital (Brazil)
  • Centro Médico Lic. Adolfo López Mateos (Mexico)
  • Children's Public Hospital of de Palmas Dr.Hugo da Rocha Silva (Brazil)
  • Clinical Hospital of Botucatu's Faculty of Medicine (Brazil)
  • Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães Hospital (Brazil)
  • Doenças Tropicais Público de Araguaina Hospital (Brazil)
  • Dr. Benício Tavares Pereira Central Hospital (Brazil)
  • Dr. Julio Méndez Sanatorium (Argentina)
  • Dr. Luis Camargo da Fonseca e Silva Hospital (Brazil)
  • Ecatepec Dr. Jose Ma. Rodriguez General Hospital (Mexico)
  • Geral Público de Palmas Dr.Francisco Ayres Hospital (Brazil)
  • Hospital e Maternidade Municipal de São José de Ribamar (Brazil)
  • Maternity Hospital of Santo Domingo (Brazil)
  • Maternity Metropolitan Hospital (Brazil)
  • Municipal Hospital of Araucária (Brazil)
  • Municipal Hospital of Araguaína (Brazil)
  • Municipal Hospital of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)
  • Municipal Hospital Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais (Brazil)
  • Municipal Maternity Hospital Escola Dr. Mário de Moraes Altenfelder Silva (Brazil)
  • Pequeno Porte Público de Alvorada Hospital (Brazil)
  • Pro Saúde (Brazil)
  • Public Maternity Hospital Dona Regina Siqueira Campos de Palmas (Brazil)
  • Public Maternity Hospital Tia Dedé (Brazil)
  • Public Reference Hospital of Dianópolis (Brazil)
  • Regional Hospital Do Baixo Amazonas Do Para Dr. Waldemar Penna (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Araguaçu (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Araguaina (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Arapoema (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Guaraí (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Gurupi (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Miracema (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Paraíso Dr.Alfredo O.Barros (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Pedro Afonso (Brazil)
  • Regional Public Hospital of Transamazônica (Brazil)
  • Rio Verde's Evangelic Hospital (Brazil)
  • Santa Joana Hospital, Recife/PE (Brazil)
  • Sírio-Libanês Hospital (Brazil)
  • Southwest Regional Urgency Hospital (Brazil)
  • Toluca's General Hospital "Dr. Nicolas San Juan" (Mexico)

USA

  • Genesis Healthcare
  • GentleCare Dentistry
  • ORA Dental Studio