In April 2015, nine leading health care institutions from across the globe pledged to take meaningful action on climate change, kicking off a worldwide campaign to mobilize hospitals and health systems to address one of humanity’s most pressing problems.
GGHH is leading two Breakout Session at the CleanMed 2015 conference, in Portland Oregon, USA. In addition, at the CleanMed Plenary Session, Gary Cohen or Josh Karliner discuss the importance of HCWH’s partner in HECAF in Nepal and the impact the 7.9 earthquake has had on their communities and their work and invite contributions to aid their work. GGHH members from China will participate in the pre-conference tour of a state-of-the-art green health care facility.
For the past eight years, HCWH has collaborated the Health Care Foundation Nepal (HECAF) to build sustainable health care waste management systems in hospitals across one of the world’s most impoverished countries.