HCWH Joins ADB Session on SMART Health Care

  • Asia

Bangkok, Thailand -- In partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Health Care Without Harm joined the session 21st Century SMART Health Service Delivery for Universal Health Coverage and Inclusive Growth last January 29 in Bangkok, Thailand.

HCWH International Director Josh Karliner talks about low-carbon health care.

The event, which was part of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2017, discussed the challenges faced by health service providers and hospitals in the 21st century. Health Care Without Harm’s Josh Karliner and Ramon San Pascual presented 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 and Advisory Council Chair of HCWH, also talked about the experience of Yonsei University College of Medicine.

Other topics that covered during the forum were 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.

Through SMART Health Care, the ADB aims to help push for health equity in developing countries in Asia.