HOSPITALS IN ASIA GATHER TO LOWER HEALTH CARE FACILITIES’ CARBON EMISSION IN LIGHT OF INTENSIFYING CLIMATE CHANGE
On October 20 – 21, 2017 hospitals, health systems, health care organizations and environmental advocates from Taiwan, Singapore, USA, India, Philippines, Germany, Malaysia and China will gather in Xindian District, New Taipei City, Taiwan to lower carbon emissions of the health care sector in light of the recent disasters caused by climate change that greatly affects the public’s health and the environment.
This gathering is the 4th Green Hospitals Asia Conference hosted by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Asia’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Network and it aims to confront and address the worsening human health conditions, environmental degradation and climate change.
Dr. Rosemary Kumwenda of the United Nations’ Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector will grace the event as a resource speaker, as well as Dr. Dong Chun Shin, Director of the Institute for Environmental Research at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea and Dr. Esperanza Cabral, one of HCWH Asia’s Board of Trustees and former Secretary of the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH).
A tour at the Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital will conclude the final day of the Conference.
This year’s Green Hospitals Asia Conference is made possible by the Health Promotion Administration of Taiwan’s Ministry of Health, the Taiwan Society of Health Promoting Hospitals, and the Tzu Chi Medical Foundation.
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