In the lead up to the UN Climate Negotiations this November in Bonn, Germany, Health Care Without Harm is working with hospitals and health systems from around the world to sign a Health Care Call to Action on Climate Change.

Together with our health care partners we aim to forge a powerful, collective voice advocating for climate-smart health care, greater health system resiliency, and leadership from the health sector in protecting public and planetary health from climate change.

With climate change already exacerbating a wide range of health problems the world over, the health sector must play a leading role in addressing climate change, which The Lancet has called the greatest global health threat of the 21st Century.

The Health Care Call to Action is a message from hospitals and health systems to colleagues and sister institutions around the world. It calls on health care to address its own climate impacts, create climate-smart development strategies, and to prepare for expected serious climate-change induced extreme weather impacts.

By taking these actions, health care can help foster a transition to a low-carbon economy that will generate substantial health benefits and health equity gains.

“Health care institutions in every country can become leaders in contributing to both health and climate solutions by reducing their emissions and becoming more resilient,” says Josh Karliner, International Director of Program and Strategy at Health Care Without Harm.

To date, 137 institutions in 33 countries, representing the interests of more than 10,100 hospitals and health centers have endorsed the Health Care Call to Action on Climate Change.

HCWH is calling on hospitals and health systems from around the world to endorse the call before the Bonn meeting in November.

Join your colleagues from around the globe and endorse the Health Care Call to Action on Climate Change

List of Endorsers

Hospitals and Health Systems

•  Ambulatório Médico de Especialidades Praia Grande (Brazil)
•  AME ITAPEVI (Brazil)
•  AME Praia Grande (Brazil)
•  Aravind Eye Care System (India)
•  Área Salud Catedral Noreste (Costa Rica)
•  Associação Adventista Norte Brasileira de Prevenção e Assitencia a Saude (Brazil)
•  Associação Congregação de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
•  Associação Hospitalar de Proteção à Infância Dr. Raul Carneiro (Brazil)
•  Association of Healthcare Providers (India)
•  Bhagat Chandra Hospital (India)
•  Bongani Regional Hospital (South Africa)
•  Boston Medical Center (United States)
•  Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation (Taiwan)
•  Centre Laussanois de Médecine du Sommeil (Switzerland)
•  Centro Estatal de Vigilancia Epidemiológica y Control de Enfermedades CEVECE (Mexico)
•  CHSP (Brazil)
•  CHU Mohammed VI Marrakech (Morocco)
•  Clínica Centro (Argentina)
•  Clínica Los Rosales S.A. (Colombia)
•  Clínica Oncológica Aurora (Colombia)
•  Corporación Hospitalaria Juan Ciudad (Colombia)
•  Counties Manukau Health (New Zealand)
•  County Council in Värmland (Sweden)
•  Dignity Health (United States)
•  Dirección Comunal de Salud de Talca (Chile)
•  Dr. Lal PathLabs Limited (India)
•  E.S.E. Hospital San Francisco de Gacheta (Colombia)
•  EEL/USP (Brazil)
•  Escola de Engenharia de Lorena – Universidad de São Paulo (Brazil)
•  Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik, Berlin (Germany)
•  Evangelisches Krankenhaus Hubertus, Berlin (Germany)
•  Fezi Ngubentombi District Hospital (South Africa)
•  Fundação do ABC (Brazil)
•  Fundación Alborada (Spain)
•  Grey’s Hospital (South Africa)
•  Hackensack University Medical Center (United States)
•  Harrison Medical Center (United States)
•  HC FMB (Brazil)
•  HC/UFPR (Brazil)
•  HealthPartners (United States)
•  Hospices Civils de Lyon (France)
•  Hospital Adventista de Manaus – HAM (Brazil)
•  Hospital Albert Einstein (Brazil)
•  Hospital Clínica Bíblica (Costa Rica)
•  Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Brazil)
•  Hospital das Clínicas de Botucatu (Brazil)
•  Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto (Brazil)
•  Hospital de Clínicas Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Brazil)
•  Hospital Dr. G. Rawson (Argentina)
•  Hospital e Maternidade Brasil S/A (Brazil)
•  Hospital Estadual Américo Brasiliense (Brazil)
•  Hospital Federal Cardoso Fontes (Brazil)
•  Hospital Geral Dr Waldemar Alcantara (Brazil)
•  Hospital Infantil Los Ángeles (Colombia)
•  Hospital Infantil Pequeno Principe (Brazil)
•  Hospital Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona (Madagascar)
•  Hospital León Becerra (Ecuador)
•  Hospital Materno Infantil DR. Hector Quintana (Argentina)
•  Hospital Nacional de Niños (Costa Rica)
•  Hospital Público Estadual Galileu (Brazil)
•  Hospital Regional do Baixo Amazonas do Pará (Brazil)
•  Hospital Regional Ushuaia (Argentina)
•  Hospital San Jose E.S.E. de Mariquita (Colombia)
•  Hospital San Rafael de Pasto (Colombia)
•  Hospital Santa Catalina (Brazil)
•  Hospital Santa Marcelina (Brazil)
•  Hospital Santa Teresa (Brazil)
•  Hospital São Luiz – Unidade Anália Franco (Brazil)
•  Hospital Sírio Libanês (Brazil)
•  Hospital Unimed de Araçatuba (Brazil)
•  Hospital Universitario Austral (Argentina)
•  HUMA Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Private Limited  (India)
•  IBCC (Brazil)
•  Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas II BS (Brazil)
•  Instituto de Saúde e Gestão Hospitalar (Brazil)
•  Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil)
•  Instituto Estadual do Cérebro Paulo Niemeyer (Brazil)
•  Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Passos (Brazil)
•  Kaiser Permanente (United States)
•  Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital (Zambia)
•  Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Singapore)
•  KIMS Global (India)
•  Klinikum Altmühelfranken, Gunzenhausen (Germany)
•  Landspitali – the National University Hospital of Iceland (Iceland)
•  Leijerstam Medical AB (Sweden)
•  Luisenklinik, Bad Dürrheim (Germany)
•  Ministry of Health, Republic of Palau (Palau)
•  NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Scotland)
•  Nipawin Hospital (Canada)
•  Onslow Road Family Practice (Australia)
•  OPD Hospital Civil de Guadalajara (Mexico)
•  Pio XII Hospital in Misurina (Italy)
•  Pró Saúde (Brazil)
•  Providence St. Joseph (United States)
•  Red de Salud del Norte (Colombia)
•  Red de Salud Suroriente E.S.E. (Colombia)
•  Rede Dor São Luiz (Brazil)
•  Sanatorio Finochietto (Argentina)
•  Santa Casa de Misercórdia de Passos (Brazil)
•  Santa Marcelina (Brazil)
•  Secretaría de Salud Municipal de Cali (Colombia)
•  Secretaria de Saúde da Saúde de São Paulo (Brazil)
•  Servicio de Salud Ñuble (Chile)
•  Shanti Med Nepal (Nepal)
•  Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) Health Care Ministry (Philippines)
•  St. Marien-Hospital Lüdinghausen GmbH (Germany)
•  St. Paul Hospital of Tuguegarao Inc. (Philippines)
•  Sustainable Development Unit for NHS England and Public Health England (United Kingdom)
•  Syamsudin Hospital (Indonesia)
•  The Capital Region of Denmark (Denmark)
•  The University of Vermont Medical Center (United States)
•  ThedaCare, INC (United States)
•  Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Bayern (Germany)
•  University Health Network (Canada)
•  Virginia Mason (United States)
•  Vivantes Berlin (Germany)
•  Western Cape Government Department of Health (South Africa)
•  Yonsei University Health System (South Korea)

Health Organizations
•  Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) (Canada)
•  Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (Canada)
•  Chainama College of Health Sciences (Zambia)
•  Doctors for the Environment Australia (Australia)
•  Escola de Engenharia de Lorena – Universidad de São Paulo (Brazil)
•  Faculdade de Medicina do ABC  (Brazil)
•  Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate (United States)
•  Infection Control Africa Network (South Africa)
•  International Federation of Medical Students Associations (Global)
•  NATHEALTH (India)
•  National Neonatology Forum of India (India)
•  Occupational Health and Safety Institute (Zambia)
•  Philippine Nurses Association (Philippines)
•  Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pennsylvania (United States)
•  Royal College of Physicians (RCP London) (United Kingdom)
•  Synergie Santé Environnement (Canada)
•  The Madden Sainsbury Foundation (Australia)
•  Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association (New Zealand)
•  Yale University School of Nursing (United States)
•  Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (United Kingdom)