The Bongani regional hospital is a leader in implementing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and reducing the use of hazardous pesticides by substituting more sustainable choices. The facility drafted and implemented an IPM policy which led to the adoption of a province-wide policy (Free State), ensuring that the practice became a required practice.

By introducing IPM the health care facility stopped buying harmful pesticides which resulted in a drastic cost reduction. The cost of pest control by the hospital was reduced by over 50%.

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About SHiPP

The Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) was a four-year program developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm and funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), that aimed to reduce the harm to people and the environment caused by the manufacture, use, and disposal of medical products and by the implementation of health programs.

With an expansive and diverse network of over 1,700 members in more than 80 countries, GGHH was a key vehicle to engage the health sector around the globe on sustainable procurement through the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP). 

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