The Communal Department of Health is an outsourced service dedicated to managing the public health centers of Talca’s municipality. In 2020, as a result of its participation in the procurement project, a major environmental milestone was achieved: the Sustainable Public Procurement Guidelines of Talca’s Communal Department of Health were approved by Municipal Decree. These guidelines, «regulating the sustainable procurement process within the municipal Department of Health», came into force in December that same year. 

Meanwhile, in September 2020, all health centers’ environmental committees on sustainable procurement were trained, as well as all teams in the different sub-units: financial management, clinical management, staff management, logistics management, etc.

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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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