The first Amazon Seminar on Healthy Hospitals took place in Belem, Brazil on March 14 and 15, 2017. The event brought together health sector representatives from the region to learn about and discuss the they currently face and will face due to climate change. Organized by Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis (PHS), HCWH’s strategic partner in Brazil, and GGHH member, Hospital Público Estadual Galileu (Pró-Saúde – Associação Beneficente de Assistência Social e Hospitalar), the seminar aimed to raise awareness and commitment of health institutions to the challenges of climate change and waste management.

Held over two days, the Seminar had over 150 attendees and 12 speakers and included special programming professionals with solid training and extensive experience in the area of health and environment as well as workshops on greenhouse gas inventories for the health sector. PHS staff introduced the audience to the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge, how to participate, and practical exercises to complete the worksheet of the Brazilian Program of the GHG Protocol.

Check out the videos of the event in Portuguese (source: Projeto Hospitais Saudaveis):

  1. Roundtable: Managing climate change in health organizations:

2. Presentation from the lawyer Brenda Brito about climate change:

3. Presentation from the architect Vital Ribeiro, President of the Board of PHS:

4. Table on healthcare waste management: Sheila Bezerra (Hospital Regional do Baixo Amazonas), Neilor Cardoso (Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein), Diego Santos (Hospital Público Estadual Galileu), Vital Ribeiro (Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis) and Israel Lemos (Hospital Adventista de Manaus):

To download the presentation of the event, click here.