One of the ten Global Green and Health Hospitals goals is to substitute chemicals with safer alternatives. A top action item under this goal is to substitute mercury-based thermometers and blood pressure devices with accurate, affordable alternatives. Thousands of hospitals around the world— many members of GGHH– have already made the switch and more are doing so every day.
On 27th November, GGHH Founding Members, the National Institute of Pediatrics, the Mexican Network of Pediatric Hospitals, together with HCWH partner organization the Center for Analysis and Action on Toxics and Alternatives organized the first Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Meeting in the country. Representatives from more than 12 different national hospitals along with the Mexico City Ministry of Health participated in this event.
Philippines | Doctors, Taking Health Care to New Heights to Achieve Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
In the Philippine College of Physicians-Southern Luzon (PCP-SL) chapter Medical Ecology Summit, HCWH-SEA presented the 10 goals of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH). “As a medical professional, we are involved in all the 10 agenda or we can choose to be involved in it,” said Dr. Carolyn Montano, PCP-SL President. “If we are to take an active role in improving practices of at least five of those agenda in all the hospital that we work with, we are doing ourselves a huge favor of healing our patients while preventing occurrence of more diseases.” continue reading