On May 28, join the webinar Resolving South Asia’s clean air and health crisis: Phasing out fossil fuels for clean air, co-organized by Health Care Without Harm. On this session, panelists will discuss the link between air pollution and health in South Asia, and design interventions for the transition to a sustainable, fossil fuel-free future.
In a significant step forward, G7 health ministers declared their aim “to build environmentally sustainable and climate-neutral health systems at the latest by 2050 and to support other countries in this effort.”
These exciting new jobs are an opportunity to help shape the health sector’s decarbonization, sustainability and equity agenda in dozens of countries and at a global level. The ideal candidate will have the skills and drive to form relationships and coalitions that help drive transformational systems change. These positions are also an opportunity to work with an amazing, diverse, and committed team of people from every continent who make up Health Care Without Harm's Global Network.
The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and the Latin American Center of Excellence in Climate Change and Health (CLIMA), in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Salud sin Daño (Health Care Without Harm), the Lancet Regional Health - Americas, the Planetary Health Chilean Society (SoChiSap) and the Children's Environmental Health Committee of the Chilean Society of Pediatrics (SOCHIPE), are pleased to convene the presentation of the viewpoint article “Code Red for health response in Latin America and the Caribbean”, writte
After signing a memorandum of understanding, they will work on a project for estimating the carbon footprint of health facilities.
Josh Karliner was interviewed by the Ikea Foundation and discussed the different initiatives Health Care Without Harm has to mobilize the health sector for climate action.
Over the last two years, we have seen the health care sector and health care professionals standing with bravery and perseverance on the front lines of the pandemic to treat and protect their communities. While serving in this demanding and difficult time, hospitals, health systems and health care facilities around the world are remaining steadfast and elevating their commitments and efforts to address an unparalleled threat to public and environmental health: climate change.
14 January 2022. Global health non-profit Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) has partnered with one of the world’s largest medical student bodies, the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA), to work towards climate justice, health equity and low carbon healthcare.
As one of three partners of the COP26 Health Programme, together with the COP26 Presidency and the World Health Organization, Health Care Without Harm has been working to encourage countries to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems. On November 9, 2021, at the COP26, 50 countries announced their commitment. Josh Karliner, International Director of Program and Strategy of Health Care Without Harm, explains the significance of these health care climate actions and this historic moment.
COP26 Health Programme Press Conference: https://unfccc-cop26.streamworld.de/webcast/world-health-organization-who-country-commitments-
9 November 2021 News release
A group of 50 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), in response to growing evidence of the impact of climate change on people’s health.
Nov. 8, 2021Updated 6:41 p.m. ET
More than 40 countries have pledged to cut greenhouse-gas emissions across their health systems, World Health Organization officials said late Monday, representing the largest global effort to date to try to reduce contributions by the world’s hospitals and health care industry to global warming.