São Paulo – On September 14th and 15th, Brazilian GGHH members participated in the 9th annual Healthy Hospitals Seminar (HHS), the main national event on sustainability and environmental management in the health sector.

The HHS was hosted and organized by the Centro de Vigilância Sanitária da Secretaria da Saúde do Estado de São Paulo, Hospital Sírio Libanês, Associação Paulista para o Desenvolvimento da Medicina (SPDM), Pró-Saúde – Associação Beneficente de Assistência Social e Hospitalar, along with Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Latin America (Salud sin Daño)  and Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis (PHS), HCWH’s strategic partner in Brazil, and GGHH founding member.

The event included an award ceremony, a poster exposition, and featured national and international speakers who discussed the latest developments in waste management, greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy consumption, and eliminating harmful chemicals, amongst other related GGHH Agenda issues.

Over 700 participants attended the conference, and 40 institutions in Brazil were recognized for becoming participants of the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge and for being leaders in taking meaningful action towards the fight against climate change. In addition, different projects from Brazilian hospitals received the “Friend of the Environment” Award – sponsored by São Paulo’s Department of Health in recognition of their work on environmental health over the past year.

To access the list of the new 2020 Challenge’s participants from Brazil, click here.