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Video | Moving Towards a Future of Change
Posted On: April 16, 2014
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  • Tags: video, social change, environmental health

Gary Cohen (HCWH’s co-founder and president, and Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship) and Josh Karliner (HCWH’s International Team Coordinator), participated in a short video produced last week during the Skoll World Forum (SWF) on Social...

Health Professionals Call for Climate Action in Response to UN Report
Posted On: April 3, 2014
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  • Tags: Climate Change and Health

The Global Climate and Health Alliance (HCWH is a founding member) has released a briefing report, video and series of infographics to explain the health implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Working Group II...

Climate Change is a Public Health Issue
Posted On: February 24, 2014
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  • Tags: climate and health, climate change, blog

By Gary Cohen, HCWH President and Co-Founder.Chronic illness, disease, and famine may not be the first issues that come to mind when one thinks of carbon pollution, but the health impacts of climate change are serious and deserving of our...

Nepal | Hospital Implements Safe Medical Waste Disposal Treatments
Posted On: February 13, 2014
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  • Tags: Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, Medical Waste

With the help of HCWH and Health Care Foundation Nepal, GGHH member Bir Hospital located in Kathmandu, Nepal is implementing an innovative safe medical waste disposal campaign.Since 2012, Bir Hospital has been separating hazardous materials from...

Brazil | Sâo Paulo State Bans Mercury-Based Measuring Devices
Posted On: January 28, 2014
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  • Tags: Environmental Health News

In January 15th, Sâo Paulo State banned the use, storage and repair of mercury-based instruments, such as sphygmomanometers and thermometers. The Law 15.313/2014 (in Portuguese) establishes a two-year period to phase-out and...

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