Health Care Without Harm Asia
October - November 2016 Newsletter
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Promoting Health Through WASH

Shanghai, China -- When governments and health organizations met last week in Shanghai for the World Health Organization’s 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Health Care Without Harm Asia urged health leaders to address the situation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities in the region. 

Speaking on Thursday’s health literacy forum on WASH, HCWH Asia Director Ramon San Pascual emphasized the importance of sustainable waste management in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). San Pascual noted how  SDG 6 (access to water and sanitation for all) will help attain SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing), in relation to  making WASH relevant to health care facilities towards protecting the wellbeing of both patients and health workers. Read more...

No Harm Caravan Celebrates Nurses Day

Manila, Philippines -- Students and faculty members of Centro Escolar University's (CEU) School of Nursing warmly welcomed Health Care Without Harm Asia during the university's celebration of Nurses Day last November 16.

Over 500 students from CEU's campuses in and outside Metro Manila, as well as guests from other universities such as Jose Rizal University, Manila Central University, and the University of the Philippines Manila, participated in a forum and activities organized by HCWH Asia in advocating for environmental health among health professionals. Read more...

Toward a Sustainable and Healthy Energy System

Beijing, China - Climate change is tightly connected with energy system transformation, and low carbon transformation of energy is the fundamental way of dealing with climate change.

Since the international climate change talks in Paris in 2015, these two topics have become an important part of the agenda of public policy discussion in every country. However, the way in which we fulfil the energy system transformation is a complicated public decision. On October 20-21, 2016, more than ten experts from China, America, England, India and Thailand in the fields of energy, environment and public health had a two-day discussion about the best way to reach a transformation from fossil fuels to a sustainable and low carbon energy system in Beijing.  Read more...

GGHH Data Center Hippocrates Goes Live

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) is proud to announce the launch of Hippocrates Data Center, the first international platform of its kind designed for the health sector to measure actions towards reducing its environmental footprint. Read more...

HCWH Asia Welcomes Fundraising Manager

HCWH Asia is pleased to introduce our new Fundraising Manager Mr. Manuel "Ken" Abadiano. Ken brings with him an extensive experience in fundraising, brand management, and marketing from both the corporate and development sectors. More about Ken...


Jeju Island, South Korea -- HCWH joined the 2016 Green Hospitals Conference in Korea last October to promote climate-resilience and mitigation in hospitals and health facilities. 

Manila, Philippines -- HCWH Asia congratulates the Philippine Hospital Association for the successful 67th Annual PHA Convention held last November 16-18 at the Manila Hotel.


HCWH Asia Lauds Duterte's Go-Signal to Ratify Paris Agreement

HCWH Supports WMA Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Groups Want Waste-to-Energy Provision Recalled

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