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South Africa | Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Member Exchange

Posted on: 6 December 2016

By Luqman Yesufu, GGHH Coordinator in South Africa, groundWork

Recruiting health institutions in Africa into the Global Green and Healthy Hospital (GGHH) network is one thing, but actually organizing a regional event for the GGHH network that will have a global outreach is a challenging task, to put it mildly. I actually had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I was confident that I would see this through because I had the groundWork and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) team behind me. Read more


 

South Africa | Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Member Exchange

Posted on: December 1, 2016

On November 23rd and 24th, GGHH members in South Africa from the provinces of Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal came together to share their experiences, strategies, and approaches to sustainable health care with one another. Read more


South Africa | Zero Mercury Plans

Posted on: 24 November 2016

Source: groundWork

Zero Mercury is the goal, as the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in collaboration with the Africa Institute plans its Global Environment Facility(GEF) funded Mercury Initial Assessment Project (MIA). This effort together with DEA’s Mercury inventory and cost benefit analysis project and the recent National Consultative Workshop on mercury added products (MAPS), are the first steps government, private sector and NGOs are taking towards the ratification and subsequent implementation of the Minamata Convention. Read more


Image Gallery | GGHH Side Event at World Hospital Congress

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Image gallery from the GGHH Side Event where Health care institutions from around the globe gathered on October 30, 2016 for the start of the 40th World Health Congress. See photos.


South Africa | GGHH Side Event at World Hospital Congress

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Source: groundWork

Durban, South Africa | Health care institutions from around the globe gathered on Sunday (October 30) at the Durban International Convention Center (ICC) for the start of the 40th World Health Congress, under the International Hospital Federation (IHF).

The importance of environmentally healthy health care will intersect with this year’s congress theme “Addressing the Challenge of Patient-Centred Care and Safety” at a side event hosted by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) in partnership with its South African partner, groundWork.

On October 31, the side event "Global Green and Healthy Health Systems" brought together hospital leaders from Africa that have voluntarily joined Global Green and Healthy Hospitals as well as other leading international health care experts to share approaches to low-carbon, sustainable health care ideas and systems. Read more.


South Africa | KwaZulu-Natal Hospitals on Board

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Article by Luqman Yesufu, GGHH Campaign Manager, Membership Outreach and Engagement in Africa

groundWork, through the Global Green and Healthy Hospital (GGHH) initiative, has been working with health care leaders and hospitals for the past six years on the issues of sustainable waste management strategies that will promote environmental health in both the hospital and the environment. In this regard, by properly sorting and reducing waste, hospitals can achieve two things: they can avoid the disposal cost and reduce the environmental hazards of the waste, thereby being more environmentally responsible. Read more


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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