In 2020, due to the need to reinforce cleaning and disinfection actions to minimize SARS-CoV-2 transmission, the Club Noel Children's Clinical Foundation started thoroughly exploring the active components of the supplies needed to clean and disinfect the hospital.

After a systematic review of the products' safety data sheets, the institution found that personnel didn’t clearly understand the disinfection procedure for medical furnishing surfaces, such as stretchers, beds, and cribs. 

In 2021, when the leaders of the assessment process came to know Health Care Without Harm’s new guides, they found the perfect opportunity to start the second phase of this project. Based on the guides’ recommendations, they prioritized eliminating products that were harmful to human health and the environment.

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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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