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August 2016

In this Issue


 Asia | Hospitals Declare Commitment to Becoming Climate-Resilient

 Europe | First GGHH Members Meeting

 Brazil | Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories for Healthcare Institutions

 South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal Hospitals Join GGHH

 Welcome New Members!

 Featured Case Studies
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Welcome New Members


 Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand
 Centre hospitalier de Niort (2020 Challenge participant), France
 Dr. Sardjito General Hospital, Indonesia
 E.S.E. Centro Dermatológico Federico Lleras Acosta, Colombia
 ESE Hospital José Cayetano Vásquez, Colombia
 Hospital Británico, Argentina
 Hospital San Rafael del Espinal, Colombia
 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
 Ngwelezana Tertiary Hospital, South Africa
 Northeast Health Wangaratta, Australia
 Primer Hospital Popular Garifuna de Honduras, Honduras
 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
 Red de Salud Ladera E.S.E., Colombia
 Secretaría de Salud Pública Municipal de Santiago de Cali, Colombia
 Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT), Australia
 The Northern Hospital, Australia

 See full list of members

As of August 2016, GGHH has more than 680 Members from 38 countries from all over the world representing the interests of more than 20.500 Hospitals and Health Centers.

Featured Case Studies


 Australia | Anaesthetic Gases- Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Western Health. Download case study
 China | Strategic Research on Developing Green Health and Care System, China National Health Development Research Center. Download case study
 Nepal | Friendly Health Care Waste Management System, Bir Hospital. Download case study
 Philippines | Initiative on Green Procurement, Philippine Heart Center. Download case study
 Taiwan | Environmental Stewardship: Hospital Waste Reduction, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital. Download case study

See full list of case studies

2020 Challenge Climate Champion Awards Open for 2016 Submissions

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 awards season for the Climate Champion Awards of the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge. We invite hospitals, health systems, and health organizations to submit their climate data and enter their institution into eligibility for global recognition with the 2016 Climate Champion Awards.

Now in its second year, the 2020 Challenge will recognize participating and reporting institutions for their success and achievements in a series of award categories related to the three pillars of the Challenge: Climate Mitigation, Resiliency, and Leadership.


Click here to learn more about the 2020 Challenge, how to participate, and how to submit your organization's data to become eligible for awards.


Asia | Hospitals Declare Commitment to Becoming Climate-Resilient


Hospitals, health systems, and health organizations from all over Asia came together during the 2016 Green Hospitals Asia Regional Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to tackle how the sector can work together to mitigate its climate impacts and develop low carbon solutions. Read more

Europe | First GGHH Members Meeting

The first ever GGHH Europe members meeting will take place on October 19 at the CleanMed Europe conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. This half-day morning event, on the first day of the conference, is exclusively for GGHH members and has been designed to leverage our collective impact on transforming the health sector by deepening connections and inspiring shared action among members. To register and for more information, click here.

Brazil | Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories for Healthcare Institutions


Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis, GGHH member and HCWH’s strategic partner in Brazil, held an exciting new workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories for the health sector on August 11th at the Centro de Vigilância Sanitária (Health Surveillance Center), in São Paulo, Brazil. The event was organized in partnership with GGHH and Centro de Vigilância Sanitária (Health Surveillance Center). Read more

South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal Hospitals Join GGHH

The decision by the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal to join the Global Green and Healthy Hospital is a timely boost and a step in the right direction. Six hospitals in the province of KwaZulu-Natal – Edendale, Ngwelezana, Inkosi Albert Luthuli, Port Shepstone, King Edward and Grey – have all pledged to promote public health by reducing their environmental impact and ultimately eliminating their contribution to the burden of disease. Read more

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