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A Toxics-Free Future

Market analysis of certain medical devices containing mercury and their alternatives in cities with special status (Cotonou, Porto-Novo and Parakou) in Benin

In this project Groupe d’Action pour la Promotion et la Protection de la Flore et la Faune (GAPROFFA) surveyed medical clinics, health centers and hospitals in three cities in Benin to understand what kind of devices containing mercury were in use, what the safety measures surrounding mercury were, and caregivers' general knowledge about mercury’s effect on health and the environment. After gathering the information via discussions, negotiation meetings and informal gatherings with political, administrative and technical authorities, and civil society, GAPROFFA analyzed the data and prepared a report outlining the findings. 

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