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Australia | Role of Environmental Health in the World Congress on Public Health
Posted On: April 17, 2017
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  • Tags: Australia, World Congress on Public Health, Climate and Health Alliance

Protecting our environment and responding to the health impacts of climate change were among the top issues discussed during the 15th World Congress on Public Health, 3-7 April 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Orris Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Global Health
Posted On: April 11, 2017
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Dr. Peter Orris, Senior Adviser to HCWH, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Global Health by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) during the 15th World Congress on Public Health.

Blog | Do Hospitals Do More Harm than Good?
Posted On: April 10, 2017
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  • Tags: Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, Safe Management of Medical Waste, south africa, Interview, groundWork

The health care sector must lead by example by engaging in more sustainable practices that are aimed at preventing disease and promoting good health without compromising patient care and safety.

Brazil | Ban of the Mercury Containing Medical Devices
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

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