HCWH Global Newsletter | June 2016
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Reaching a Tipping Point on Climate and Health

Geneva - The growing worldwide movement for low carbon health care broke through in a big way this year at the World Health Assembly. HCWH International Director for Program and Strategy, Josh Karliner reports. Read more

From Left to Right: Dr. Maria Neira, Directorof the Public Health and the Environment Department; Dr. Margaret Chan, General Director of the World Health Organization, and Josh Karliner, Director of Global Projects and International Team Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm



Strength From Disaster on the Anniversary of Nepal Earthquake

Kathmandu - One year on from the devastating Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, HCWH with partner and GGHH member Health Care Foundation Nepal (HECAF), and Tzu Chi Foundation (GGHH member in Taiwan), organized a conference to disseminate lessons learned over the last year and develop strategies to increase the resilience of the healthcare sector against similar events in the future. Read more

Philippines | HCWH Calls on President to Address Health Threats of Climate Change

In a press conference organized by HCWH Asia and the Laguna Lake Development Authority, representatives from the Climate Change Commission, the Philippine Heart Center, Philippine College of Physicians and civil society urged the incoming administration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to come up with a strategy that recognizes climate change as a threat to public health. Read more

HCWH Europe to Host CleanMed Europe

HCWH Europe is organizing the 2016 edition of CleanMed Europe. The conference addresses the environmental impact of the healthcare sector on a local, regional and global level. CleanMed Europe 2016 will be held at UN City, Copenhagen, from the 19th - 21st October. 

This conference will look at the processes of creating health through sustainable development. Read more

US | Kaiser Permanente Pledges Bold 2025 Environmental Performance Goals

Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States announced new and ambitious environmental goals for the year 2025 that include becoming carbon positive, buying only sustainably produced food and sending zero waste to landfills. Read more
We Are Hiring! HCWH International Managing Director Position Open

HCWH is hiring an International Managing Director to help lead HCWH’s global work and build our network around the world.  We are searching globally for the best person. The position requires excellent people and organizational skills. Working with and reporting to the International Director for Program and Strategy, this position will help lead the ongoing international development of HCWH. Read more
 
Argentina | HCWH Launches New Initiative to Protect Public and Environmental Health

Salud sin Daño (HCWH Latin America) launched Pequeños cuidados por un mundo saludable, a new initiative that promotes environmental actions for healthcare departments, units, services and physician offices that provide specialized care for pregnant women, babies and children. This initiative is endorsed by the Argentine Society of Pediatrics and GGHH founding hospital members in the country. Read more

HCWH Partner in Australia, the Climate and Health Alliance, and other health organizations including the Australian Health Promotion Association and Doctors Reform Society are among 82 organizations signing a Global Health Statement outlining the huge benefits to both human health and economies from shifting away from coal. The groups are part of a global effort involving more than 300,000 doctors, nurses and public health professionals and advocates from 30 countries who called on G7 nations, meeting in Japan this month, to accelerate the transition away from coal to save lives. Read more
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