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.â€ 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 â€œNurse No Harm,â€ 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.