The first quarter of 2017 has been an exciting and productive one for GGHH. In the first four months of the year we have surpassed our membership target for the entire year, and an important milestone in the growth of the network: GGHH members representing over 25,000 hospitals and health centers around the globe.
The Association of Non-Government Hospital (ANGHOS), a new GGHH member in Nepal, organized a Symposium on Health Care Waste Management at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, in Kathmandu, Nepal on 2 April 2017. The symposium was part of the 2nd Infection Control Assessment Workshop that took place from 30 March to April 2.
The first Amazon Seminar on Healthy Hospitals took place in Belem, Brazil on March 14 and 15, 2017, focusing on the challenges the health sector in this region faces and will face due to climate change. Organized by Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis (PHS), HCWH’s strategic partner in Brazil, and by GGHH member, Hospital Público Estadual Galileu (Pró-Saúde – Associação Beneficente de Assistência Social e Hospitalar), the event had over 150 attendees and 12 speakers. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and commitment of health institutions to the challenges of climate change and waste management.