ASEAN Dissemination Workshop on the Substitution and the ESM of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices, 28 September 2021ASEAN Dissemination Workshop on the Substitution and the ESM of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices, 28 September 2021-1

The ASEAN Dissemination Workshop on the Substitution and the ESM of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices will be held on 28 September 2021 online/virtually in collaboration between the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Ministry of Health, the Asian Institute of Technology Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (AIT PRC.AP) and BCRC-SCRC Indonesia). This workshop is supported by the Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with funding from The Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).

The workshop was the closing project activity of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project entitled Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-contained Medical Measuring Devices which was implemented in the Philippines and Indonesia. This project contributes to preventing the negative impact of mercury on human health and the environment in the ASEAN region starting in October 2019.

The aims of the workshop are as follows:

  • disseminating key findings and lessons learned from the tenth AMS project;
  • sharing information on existing ESM practices in managing mercury waste; and
  • to discuss next steps and steps forward in Phase 2 of the Project.

The results or outputs expected from the workshop include the following:

  • key findings and lessons learned from the project shared throughout the AMS;
  • information on ESM’s existing practices on mercury waste management shared with other AMS; and
  • next steps and steps forward in Phase 2 of the Project discussed among the ten AMS so that activities needed immediately can be identified.

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