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Brazil | Ban of the Sale of Mercury Thermometers
Posted On: March 28, 2017
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  • Tags: Mercury, thermometers, Ban, Brazil

The National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (ANVISA) approved, on March 2017, a resolution that bans the sale of mercury thermometers and blood pressure measurement devices that contain mercury.

Interview with Gary Cohen: Global Warming is a Public Health Nightmare
Posted On: March 6, 2017
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  • Tags: Climate Change and Health, climate leadership, Global action

Environmental health pioneer and HCWH president and founder, Gary Cohen, says increased rates of asthma, infectious disease, and water contamination are about the hazard faced by the global community

India | Health Sector Leaders Launch the Health and Environment Leadership Platform
Posted On: February 3, 2017
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  • Tags: Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health, environmental health

Representatives of more than 5,000 healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals that form the Health and Environment Leadership Platform (HELP) released a joint statement today calling for concerted action to reduce air pollution in India.

HCWH, China Health Ministry Research Center, UK Organization Sign Green Hospital Pact
Posted On: January 26, 2017
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  • Tags: HCWH, China, United Kingdom, Pact, green hospitals

An “International Symposium on Developing Green Health Care System and Facilitating the Implementation of Healthy China Strategy” was held in Beijing, China by the China National Health Development Research Center.

Blog | Redefining Safer Chemical Procurement for Global Development
Posted On: January 24, 2017
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Blog post written by Susan Wilburn for United Nations Informal Interagency Task Team on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS).

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