WHO partnership aims at 70% elimination of mercury-based devices by 2017
This article was originally published in RAJ Devices
The World Health Organization has teamed up with international advocacy group Health Care Without Harm in an initiative to continue efforts to substitute mercury-based medical devices with safer, accurate and affordable alternatives worldwide1. The partnership is to create working groups for mercury-free initiatives in South Asia and aims to replace no less than 70% of all mercury thermometers and blood pressure devices around the world with digital and aneroid alternatives by 2017.
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