June 2016

In this Issue

 GGHH Launches System to Track Sustainable Health Care Waste Management

 Strength From Disaster on the Anniversary of Nepal Earthquake

 Brazil | 2020 Challenge Expands

US | Health System Pledges Bold Environmental Performance

Dignity Health Urges Bold Climate Leadership

 Webinar on Sustainable Purchasing

 Welcome New Members!

 Featured Case Studies
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Welcome New Members

 Cesfam Dr Víctor Manuel Fernández, Chile
Davidsonville Clinic, South Africa
E.S.E. Hospital San Vicente de Paúl de Nemocón, Colombia
Eastbank Clinic, South Africa
Grande City Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
Grey's Hospital, South Africa
Health Care Waste and Occupational Hygiene Risk Management (HCW & OHRM), South Africa
Health Department, Region A, South Africa
Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán, Chile
Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal
Mayibuye Clinic, South Africa
Mofolo South Clinic, South Africa
Mpumelelo Clinic, South Africa
Organización de Servicios Integrados Ezkerraldea-Enkarterri-Cruces, Spain
Petervale Clinic, South Africa
Port Shepstone Regional Hospital, South Africa
Rex Clinic, South Africa
Secretaria de Salud de Cundinamarca, Colombia
Siais Societá Italiana Dell'Architettura e dell'ingegneria per la sanitá, Italy (2020 Challenge participant)
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Nepal
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal
University of the Philippines Dental Alumni Association Inc, Philippines

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As of June 2016, GGHH has more than 650 Members from 37 countries from all over the world representing the interests of more than 20.500 Hospitals and Health Centers.

Featured Case Studies

Australia | Paper Reduction, Mater Health Services. Download case study

China | Green Hospital Design at Yanzhou People’s Hospital, Chinese Hospital Association Hospital Architecture, System Research Branch. Download case study

Philippines | Hospital Engineers Discharge Cleaner Water, Philippine Heart Center. Download case study

South Africa | Leadership through Community Engagement, Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital. Download case study

Spain | Measures to Reduce Production of Hazardous Health Care Waste, Departament of Health from de Xàtiva – Ontinyent. Download case study

Taiwan | Chemicals Used Reduction and Management, Taipei Medical University Hospital. Download case study 

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Reaching a Tipping Point on Climate and Health

Climate change, including the growing worldwide movement for low carbon health care, broke through in a big way this year at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.  HCWH Director of Global Projects, Josh Karliner reports. Read more

From Left to Right: Dr. Maria Neira, Directorof the Public Health and the Environment Department; Dr. Margaret Chan, General Director of the World Health Organization, and Josh Karliner, Director of Global Projects and International Team Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm

From Left to Right: Dr. Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health; Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization; and Josh Karliner, Director of Global Projects and International Team Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm


GGHH Launches System to Track Sustainable Health Care Waste Management

GGHH launched its brand new waste reduction measurement system as part of its online data center for members. The Health Care Waste Management data form is part of the first international effort to take collective measurable actions to reduce the health sector’s environmental footprint. Read more

Brazil | 2020 Challenge Expands

Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis (PHS), GGHH and HCWH partner in Brazil, has officially launched their new Guide for Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Health Organizations. Based on a tool of the Brazilian Greenhouse Gas Program, this new resource will assist the health sector in understanding, tracking, and addressing emissions from their facilities. Read more

US | Kaiser Permanente Pledges Bold 2025 Environmental Performance Goals

Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States and a 2020 Challenge participant, announced new and ambitious environmental goals for the year 2025 that include becoming carbon positive, buying only sustainably produced food and sending zero waste to landfills. Read more

Global | Dignity Health Urges Bold Climate Leadership at Clean Energy Ministerial

FullSizeRenderSister Susan Vickers, Vice President of Community Health for Dignity Health (2020 Challenge Participant and GGHH Member), urged Ministers of Energy from 20 countries attending the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco to work with health systems to address climate change. Energy ministers and delegates participate in this annual meeting to discuss how to collaborate on solutions that advance clean energy globally and demonstrate tangible follow-up actions to COP21. Read more

Strength From Disaster on the Anniversary of Nepal Earthquake

One year on from the devastating Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, HCWH with strategic partner and GGHH member Health Care Foundation Nepal (HECAF), and Tzu Chi Foundation (GGHH member in Taiwan), organized a conference to disseminate lessons learned over the last year and develop strategies to increase the resilience of the healthcare sector against similar events in the future. Read more

Webinar | Think Green, Buy Green: Sustainable Purchasing in Health Care

Hospitals and health systems purchase a wide range of products from chemicals, electronics and plastics, to energy, pharmaceuticals and food. How does a hospital get started in buying safer and more sustainable products and materials? Register for this GGHH webinar on June 14th to find out more.

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