January 2018 | View online

In this Issue

 Latin America | Report on the Work Done by GGHH Members in the Region

 Europe | Presentations and Report from COP23 Climate and Health Roundtable

 New Zealand | GGHH Presents in Climate Leadership Symposium

 US | Trends Show Hospitals Are Changing the Food System

 New GGHH Members

 Latest Case Studies Published

New GGHH Members

 Albert Luthuli Clinic, South Africa
 Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) Health Services, Cameroon
 CIAREC, Argentina
 Clínica de la Visión del Valle LTDA., Colombia
 Clínica Medilaser S.A., Colombia
 Columbia Asia hospitals, India Pvt Ltd, India
 D.A Maleho Clinic, South Africa
 E.S.E. Hospital Nuestra Señora del Carmen de El Colegio, Colombia
 E.S.E. Hospital Profesor Jorge Cavelier, Colombia
 Hospital de Especialidades Pediátricas, Panama
 Hospital General San Felipe del Progreso, Mexico
 Hospital Monseñor Sanabria Martínez, Costa Rica
 Hospital Municipal Tecámac "Lic. César Camacho Quiroz", Mexico
 Hospital Raúl Orejuela Bueno E.S.E., Colombia
 Hospital Universitario de Saltillo, Mexico
 Inverclínicas S.A. - Clínica Murillo, Colombia
 IPS Clínica Divino Niño, Colombia
 Kgotsong Cllinic, South Africa
 Masilo Clinic, South Africa

The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals community has 997 members in 51 countries on 6 continents who represent the interests of over 32,300 hospitals and health centers.

See full list of members

est Case Studies Published

 Australia | Development of a Local Sustainability Action Plan, Western Health. Download case study

 South Africa | Reduce and Safely Dispose Health Care Waste, Bertha Gxowa Hospital. Download case study

See full list of case studies


Reflections on a Successful 2017 for GGHH

As we begin the new year, the GGHH network has much to celebrate from 2017 that excites us for what’s to come in 2018. Last year saw dramatic membership growth as individual members increased by 32% and the number of hospitals and health centers represented grew by 48%.

GGHH also expanded geographically with new programs and partnerships launched in India, China, and several countries in Africa. These developments signal the growing interest in sustainable health care and its movement into the mainstream around the world.

Members continue to be at the forefront of the sustainable health care field, using their innovation, ingenuity, and investments to implement cutting edge projects on every continent. The evidence is in our constantly growing case study library.

Our soon to be released 2017 Annual Report will detail our collective accomplishments from the year and the new resources and programs available to support the network.

We enter 2018 excited to begin a new era of GGHH with opportunities to continue our work and come together as a powerful, global collective to transform the health sector.

Best regards,
The GGHH team

Latin America | New Report on GGHH Member Achievements

Health Care Without Harm – Latin America released the first edition of a new report, “Hospitals that heal the planet.” The report highlights the success and experiences of GGHH members from around the region in implementing the 10 GGHH Agenda Goals to reduce their environmental footprint and promote environmental health in their communities. Read more

Europe | Presentations and Report from COP23 Climate and Health Roundtable

Over 20 hospitals and health systems from across Europe and beyond, many of them GGHH members, gathered at a roundtable meeting in Bonn, Germany during COP23 in November of 2017. The focus of the event and discussions was on strategies and opportunities for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and leadership opportunities by the health sector. The European Healthcare Climate Council, Health Care Without Harm Europe, and BUND Berlin partnered together to convene the two-day, high-level meeting, which LVR Klinik and Bonn University Hospitals hosted.

Download the full reportagenda and presentations from the event.

New Zealand | GGHH Presents in Climate Leadership Symposium

Scott Slotterback, GGHH’s Policy Director, presented virtually at the climate leadership symposium, “Sustainability at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)…our commitment to Papakainga Atawhai”, held on November 29th in Auckland, New Zealand.

During his presentation, Slotterback discussed the health impacts of climate change, as well as the strategies and approaches that GGHH members around the world are employing to tackle this global health threat. Read more

US | Trends Show Hospitals Are Changing the Food System

Source: Health Care Without Harm US

Health Care Without Harm US has released its 2017 Menu of Change report showcasing how health care institutions across the country are adopting practices and policies to support a healthy food system.

This year’s report highlights six trends, and the stories behind them, to illustrate how health care is transforming communities and markets through local and sustainable food initiatives.
Download the report

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