Contest Seeks Solution to Incineration Problem

Washington, D.C. -- Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), with technical help from the World Health Organization (WHO), has launched an international contest in search of cleaner, safer, low-cost technologies to replace incineration for medical waste disposal in rural areas.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent by Oct. 1, 2002. Selected applicants then will be asked to submit conceptual designs, and winners will receive cash prizes. Visit for more contest information, or contact HCWH at (202) 234-0091. E-mail: