The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda sets out to support existing efforts around the world to promote greater sustainability and environmental health in the health sector, and thereby to strengthen health systems globally.
This document provides a comprehensive framework for hospitals and health systems everywhere in the world to achieve greater sustainability and to contribute to improved public environmental health.
This framework consists of ten interconnected goals. Each contains a series of Action Items that hospitals and health systems can implement. Most hospitals will want to start with a focus on two or three goals and chart a course for specific steps to achieve them, with a plan to subsequently move on to the next challenge.
|Leadership | Prioritize environmental health as a strategic imperative|
|Chemicals | Substitute harmful chemicals with safer alternatives|
|Waste | Reduce, treat and safely dispose of healthcare waste|
|Energy | Implement energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy generation|
|Water | Reduce hospital water consumption and supply potable water|
|Transportation | Improve transportation strategies for patients and staff|
|Food | Purchase and serve sustainably grown, healthy food|
|Pharmaceuticals | Prescribe appropriately, safely manage and properly dispose of pharmaceuticals|
|Buildings | Support green and healthy hospital design and construction|
|Purchasing | Buy safer and more sustainable products and materials|
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