On September 3rd and 4th, Brazilian GGHH members participated in the 6th annual Healthy Hospitals Seminar (HHS). The main national event on sustainability and environmental management in the health sector, the HHS is an initiative of the Centre for Health Surveillance of São Paulo’s Health Secretariat, the Paulista Association for the Advancement of Medicine, the Syrian Lebanese Hospital, Health Care Without Harm and the Healthy Hospitals Project.
La Nacion, Argentina, November 4, 2013 — An underlying problem in hospital environments is the presence of a variety of toxic agents, exposure to which can cause illnesses both immediate and long-term. For some time, this dangerous issue has concerned professionals from our country and abroad as they search for a solution to this threat to both patients and staff. In response, the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network was created. In Latin America, more than 150 healthcare organizations are active members.
Manila — In a gathering of health care workers and systems, medical organizations, and environmental health activists, one thing is clear: the recognition of climate change as a public health issue could be the new prescription to address the dramatic effects of climate change.