Why replacing them with digitized equipment
At one point in our lives we will visit a hospital and when doctors treat illnesses or take our measurement they are more likely to use [CG1] [EM2] Mercury containing devices such as thermometer and sphygmomanometer
In case of breakage Mercury is released to the environment. Due to poor collection, storage and disposal of Mercury result to environmental pollutions, subsequently affecting human health and other living organism.
The way forward
Therefore UNDP and Ministry of health initiated a project name “Reducing Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa. ” to replace Mercury contained devices with non-Mercury containing devices in all five health facilities in Dar es salaa