HCWH Joins ADB Session on SMART Health Care
What is SMART Health Care and how will it help push for health equity in developing countries in Asia?
In partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Health Care Without Harm will be part of the session 21st Century SMART Health Service Delivery for Universal Health Coverage and Inclusive Growth on January 29 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The event, which is part of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2017, aims to discuss the challenges faced by health service providers and hospitals in the 21st century. Josh Karliner, International Director of Program and Strategy, Health Care Without Harm; and Ramon San Pascual, Executive Director, Health Care Without Harm – Asia, will be presenting the impacts of climate change and the need for climate-smart health systems, with examples from green and smart hospitals from Asia. Dr. Dong-Chun Shin, President of the Korean Green Hospitals Society, will talk about the experience of Yonsei University College of Medicine.
Other topics that will be covered are epidemiological, demographic, and economic trends that affect health in the region, building up health care resilience, enhancing health care access, and strengthening technology-supported health care.