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...