This online session will provide valuable insights on the sustainable health in procurement projects in Africa, as well as key learnings from provincial representatives implementing the green procurement practices on the ground.
The rapid spread of the corona virus globally has exposed the vulnerability of the global supply chains, especially in the health sector. This time of crisis has reminded us of our need for agile supply chains and for sustainability management systems that can help mitigate negative impacts of procurement of medical supplies on health and environment during pandemics.
The Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) is a four-year project jointly implemented by Health Care Without Harm and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in ten countries aiming to promote sustainable procurement in the health sector and in the United Nations (UN) Agencies and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The project focuses on the reduction of toxicity of chemicals and materials in health products, the reduction of greenhouse gases in the supply chain and the conservation of resources
Since 2019, groundWork in collaboration with its international partner Health Care Without Harm have implemented the SHiPP project in South Africa through the Global Green and Healthy hospital (GGHH) Initiative, working with procurement officials in the health sector from Gauteng, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape Health Departments.
- Luqman Yesufu: Africa Regional Coordinator, GGHH
- Santie Roy: Director: Supply Chain Sourcing, Western Cape Government Health
- Topic: Building Sustainable Teams in Healthcare Environment
- Azeeza Rangunwala: Assistant Director, Research Policy and Capacity Development, Gauteng Health
- Topic: Green Procurement; Technology Considerations for Healthcare Waste Treatment
When: May 28, 2020
- 7 am West Africa Time
- 8 am South Africa Standard Time
- 9 am East Africa Time