Health Care Without Harm-Asia
January - February 2016
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Healthy Energy Initiative

The Human Cost of Coal

Health Care Without Harm-Asia, through the Healthy Energy Initiative, recently joined Greenpeace and other partner organizations in launching the report entitled â€œCoal: A Public Health Crisis. Diseases and deaths attributed to coal use in the Philippines.” This Greenpeace-commissioned study conducted by Harvard University revealed that currently, there are roughly 960 deaths annually due to existing coal-fired power plants, which may increase up to 2,410 once the 29 proposed coal plants become operational. Read more...

Renewable energy advocates say no to coal at the launch of the Greenpeace-Harvard report.

Medical Waste and Safer Chemicals

Hospitals Urged To Go 'Zero-Waste'

Health Care Without Harm-Asia (HCWH-Asia) joined the nationwide celebration of Zero Waste Month in the Philippines, with a call to the local health sector to take the lead in helping preserve the environment through sustainable health care waste management. Read more...

Environmental leaders from various sectors lead the opening ceremonies of the Fair.

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals

HCWH-Asia Trains Nurses To 'Do No Harm'

Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, in cooperation with the National League of Philippine Government Nurses, recently organized a training for trainors called “Nurse No Harm,” with over 20 nurses representing various government health facilities in the country.  The training aimed to make environmental health advocates out of nurse leaders not only within their hospitals but also in the communities. Read more...

HCWH Sustainability Director Susan Wilburn trained nurse leaders to promote environmental health in their hospitals and communities.

BLOG: More Needs To Be Done To Prioritize Climate Change
NEWS:Scientists: Air Pollution Led To More Than 5.5 Million Premature Deaths in 2013
NEWS: We Can Expect More Outbreaks Like Zika As The Climate Changes
NEWS: Healthy Energy Initiative Campaigner Named 2016 Aspen New Voices Fellow
VIDEO: Webinar on "Greening the Health Sector: An Introduction to the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals"


March 4 & 5
2016 Tzu Chi International Medical Association Conference
Tzu Chi Philippines Headquarters, Quezon City, Philippines 

March 5
Health Care Forum on Laudato Si: A Call to Protect Our Common Home
St. Paul Hospital Cavite, Philippines

March 7-9
Towards Healthy Energy Choices in the Philippines:
Promoting the Use of Health Impact Assessments for Energy Policies and Projects

Cocoon Hotel, Quezon City, Philippines

March 10
Health and Climate Benefits of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Buonocore

University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

Powering Health: A Forum on the Health Benefits of Renewable Energy
Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center, Pasig, Philippines

March 11
Mercy, Compassion, and Environmental Sustainability:
A Call and Challenge to Leadership in the Health Care Ministry
St. Paul Center for Renewal, Cavite, Philippines

March 14-16
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Philippines Training
Sofitel, Manila, Philippines
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