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South Africa | Workshop on Sustainable Health Care Solutions

The workshop “Sustainable Health Care Solutions: An Environmental Health Model for Governance, Advocacy, Capacity and Information“ took place on 4 September 2017, as a part of the 13th Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference (4-7 September, in Johannesburg, South Africa). Read more

South Africa | GGHH Launch at Bertha Gxowa Hospital

Posted on: 30 August 2017

The latest South African member to join GGHH, Bertha Gxowa Hospital, announced their membership on 16th August with the launch of a new recycling campaign that aims to accomplish zero waste at the hospital.

Bertha Gxowa Hospital has decided to adopt the waste and pharmaceutical goals. Under the pharmaceutical goal, they encourage patients to return unused or expired medicines instead of disposing them incorrectly, which can lead to toxic drugs in the water supply, soil and food chains. This has helped changed people’s perceptions around disposing of their medicine in the sewer and bins. Read more and visit the image gallery.

Madagascar | Workshop for GGHH Members

On 23-24 August 2017, GGHH members in Madagascar participating in the Global Environment Facility funded “Reducing UPOPs and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa” project attended a GGHH workshop organized by groundWork, HCWH’s partner in South Africa, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Madagascar.

The event was also attended by government officials from the Ministry of Health in Madagascar and provided an opportunity for the 6 members to learn more about their commitment to sustainable healthcare and tools and resources available to them. Furthermore, the workshop provided them with a platform to learn from each other and, strengthen their relationships with one another. Read more and visit the image gallery.

South Africa | GGHH Training in Gauteng Province

On 17 August 2017, 32 participants from GGHH member institutions in the Gauteng province, South Africa, participated in a regional workshop and training on sustainable health care. Form more information, click here. Visit the image gallergy.


South Africa  | GGHH Training in KwaZulu-Natal Province

On 10 August 2017, GGHH members from the KwaZulu-Natal province, in South Africa, held their first regional forum. There were 18 participants from 10 GGHH members at the meeting. The event started with Luqman Yesufu, GGHH Campaigner in Africa, providing a brief overview of GGHH. Participants were impressed by the size and geographic reach of the network and found the case studies library to be a great resource. During the event, Luqman also hosted a session on “How to write a GGHH case study.” Many participants realized they were already sitting on two to four case studies without knowing it. They all decided to document their achievements in the near future with a case study. Read more and visit the image gallery.

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groundWork South Africa

groundWork is a non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organisation in South Africa. groundWork seeks to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in South Africa, and increasingly in Southern Africa, through assisting civil society to have a greater impact on environmental governance..

groundWork places particular emphasis on assisting vulnerable and previously disadvantaged people who are most affected by environmental injustices. Visit web