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WHO/UNDP International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management 2019

We are pleased to inform that GEF financed UNDP/WHO/Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) supported project, “Reducing UPOPs and Mercury releases from the Health Sector in Africa” and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MoE) and Ministry of Health (MoH) of Madagascar are organizing International Photo Contest on Greener Healthcare Waste Management. 

Application Deadline: 15th July 2019

Eligible Countries: International

To be Taken at: Geneva, Switzerland

About the Award:  The 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.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: A. The International Photo Contest is for professional and amateur photographers from all over the world. Participation of healthcare workers, environmental health workers and especially women and youth from developing countries is particularly welcomed.


1. “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”.

2. “Greener healthcare I want to see in the future”;

  •  Two finalists will be awarded on this category.

Value of Award:

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


Submit a photo that shows your awareness on healthcare waste issues such as what impact it has on environment, what innovations and practices are introduced to minimize it.

You may also wish to express a creative vision of healthcare you want to see in the future, to demonstrate positive changes you want to see on food chain/soil, fishes/water or breath/air. To get more ideas please visit “FAQ” section of the website.

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.
How to Apply: 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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