Asia hospitals urge govts to act on climate change
GGHH Asia Conference participants call for the promotion of public health amidst climate crisis
More than a month before Parisâ€™ COP21, over a hundred representatives from various Asia hospitals and health systems gathered in Seoul, Korea and came up with a declaration urging local, national, and regional governments to intensify their commitments in tackling climate change to protect and promote public health.
The 2015 Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Asia Conference, co-organized by the Yonsei University Health System and the Korea Green Hospitals Society, served as a venue for health care leaders in Asia discuss how the health sector in the region can work together to do no further harm to both the planet and peopleâ€™s health by mitigating and adapting to climate change. Read more
Philippine health sector leaders endorse Paris Platform for Healthy Energy
Few days after the 2nd anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan and 20 days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this December, health sector leaders from the Philippines called for stronger commitments for climate mitigation by phasing out coal and other fossil fuels and shifting to renewable energy to protect both human health and the global climate.
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)-Asia, together with different health sector organizations and leaders in the Philippines, launched the Paris Platform for Healthy Energy during a forum entitled â€œThe Necessary Alternatives: Balancing Energy, Health and the Climate Challengeâ€ held at the Senate of the Philippines. Read more
HCWH-Asia's healthy energy film to be screened at Cost of Coal Film Festival in Paris
Health Care Without Harm-Asia Healthy Energy Initiative is proud to present its documentary video â€œThe Big Show,â€ a short film that examines the link between health, energy and climate.
Featuring healthy energy advocates in the country, the 7-minute video chronicles the health impacts of coal-fired power plants in communities in the Philippines and the need to transition to renewable energy sources to counter the effects of climate change.
The Big Show will be screened at the Cost of Coal Film Festival on December 7 during the COP21 in Paris, along with other films from South Africa, Russia, Australia, and China. Read more
HCWH-Asia welcomes its first regional Advisory Council
To better strengthen and synergize the work of Health Care Without Harm in the region, HCWH-Asia recently formed its first Advisory Council during the GGHH Asia Regional Conference in Seoul. The first regional council to be formed within HCWH, the Council shall provide input and guidance on the direction of the regional officeâ€™s work. Read more
GGHH Asia Webinar highlights members' Sustainable Health Care Waste Management practices
Last October 14, GGHH Asia hosted its first ever webinar showcasing the best sustainable health care waste management practices of its members in the region. Webinar presenters included representiatives from Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital in the Philippines and Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital.
Click here to view the webinar recording on YouTube!