Health Care Without Harm-Asia
April - May 2016
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Strength from Disaster on the Anniversary of the Nepal Earthquake

One year on from the devastating Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, which killed more than 8,000 people, injured 22,000 and damaged or destroyed some thousand hospitals or health care centers, Health Care Without Harm, with partners Health Care Foundation Nepal (HECAF) and Tzu Chi Foundation (Taiwan), organized a conference to disseminate lessons learned over the last twelve months and develop strategies to increase the resilience of the healthcare sector against similar events in the future. Read more...


Strong Institutions, Policies, Professionals Needed to Mainstream Health Impact Assessments

Last March, as part of the workshop organized by Health Care Without Harm-Asia entitled â€œTowards Healthy Energy Choices in the Philippines: Promoting the Use of Health Impact Assessments (HIA) for Energy Policies and Projects,” representatives from various stakeholder organizations engaged in a dynamic discussion about the future of HIA in the Philippines. Read more...


Laguna Lake Development Authority leads green building innovation in the Philippines

Tucked within the National Ecology Center compound in Quezon City is the Philippines’ first and only green government building, the headquarters of the Laguna Lake Development Authority(LLDA), a leading example of green innovation in the country.

The Health Care Without Harm - Asia team was recently welcomed by the LLDA, led by General Manager and Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection, Secretary Nereus Acosta, Jr. for a tour of the facilities, showcasing how a climate-resilient and energy efficient building should be designed and built in a country like the Philippines. Read more...

HCWH-Asia staff with LLDA General Manager Secretary Neric Acosta

HCWH-Asia Elects New Board of Trustees Chair

In line with further strengthening and empowering its Board of Trustees (BoT), Health Care Without Harm-Asia has elected its new Chairperson. Ronnel Lim, former BoT Treasurer and HCWH-Asia’s representative in the regional Advisory Council, has been elected as the new BoT Chair. Aside from Lim, other members of the BoT have been assigned new roles: Dr. Michelle Sunico as Vice-Chair, Dr. Gina Nazareth as Treasurer, and Atty. Armand Mejia as Board Secretary. Read more...

(L-R) HCWH-Asia Director Ramon San Pascual, Deputy Director Joyce Lanuza, BoT Vice-Chair Dr. Michelle Sunico, Chair Ronnel Lim, Board Secretary Armand Mejia, and Senior Officer Faye Ferrer.

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