Manila, Philippines -- Students and faculty members of Centro Escolar University's (CEU) School of Nursing warmly welcomed Health Care Without Harm Asia during the university's celebration of Nurses Day last November 16.
Over 500 students from CEU's campuses in and outside Metro Manila, as well as guests from other universities such as Jose Rizal University, Manila Central University, and the University of the Philippines Manila, participated in a forum and activities organized by HCWH Asia in advocating for environmental health among health professionals.
In the forum "Do No Harm: Health Professionals as Advocates of a Green and Healthy World" HCWH Asia campaigners discussed how the health sector - from students and teachers to hospital staff and medical professionals - can protect public health and promote environmental sustainability.
The event is part of HCWH Asia's No Harm Caravan which endeavors to educate the public about the role of the health sector in promoting environmental health.
Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Sustainability Officer Moresa Reyes discusses the work of GGHH members around the world
University Chaplain Fr. Eugene Elivera encourages students to abide by the Hippocratic Oath to Do No Harm to both the environment and people's health.
HCWH Asia Director Ramon San Pascual and School of Nursing Dean Elvira Urgel at the No Harm Caravan booth