Case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road Map
The World Health Organization is publishing a series of national case studies on the implementation of the WHO Chemicals Road map, which was adopted in World Health Assembly Decision 70(23).
The case studies were developed by different Member States, including members of the Global Chemicals and Health Network. They illustrate the role the health sector plays in the sound management of chemicals, recognizing the need for multi-sectoral cooperation at a national level.
The case studies concentrate on different actions of the road map. They present activities and approaches that can be taken by countries, regardless of their stage of development, to implement road map actions. They share lessons learned and recommendations for health sector representatives on how to play a lead or important supporting role in the sound management of chemicals.
- Case study: chemicals Management Plan (CMP) Science Committee in Canada
- Case study: chemical safety in schools in the Philippines
- Case study: development of a road map towards sound management of biocides in Georgia
- Case study: fair environmental conditions in urban areas in Germany
- Case study: implementation of national guideline on the establishment of Poison Information Control and Management Centres in Nigeria
- Case study: implementation of the Minamata Convention by the health sector in Brazil
- Case study: mainstreaming chemicals management into the sustainable development agenda in Belarus
- Case study: medical waste management in Bhutan
- Case study: occupational health risk in metal artisanal workplaces in Bhutan
- Case study: plan of action to implement the WHO chemical road map in Jordan
- Case study: successful collaborative multi-agency approach to deliver on the WHO Chemicals Road Map in New Zealand
- Case study: using the WHO Chemicals Road Map and Workbook to determine country priorities for sound management of chemicals and waste
These case studies were prepared by WHO under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) full sized project 9771: Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). This project is funded by the GEF, implemented by UNEP and executed by the SAICM Secretariat. WHO acknowledges the financial contribution of the Global Environment Facility for the development, editing and design of the case studies.