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GGHHN membership in Asia Pacific continues to grow
Manila — Since the launch of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda in Argentina in 2011 and the Global Green and Hospitals Network in Taiwan this year, membership in the Asia Pacific region has grown.
To date, hospital members now include:
Austin Health (Australia)- A major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research in the northeast of Melbourne, Austin Health with its three hospitals: Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, has committed to work on improving their medical waste and transportation systems in line with the goals of the GGHHN.
Gunjaman Singh Memorial DCC (Nepal)– A 50 bed hospital that caters to over 1.13 lakh population of seven village development committee of the eastern parts of the Chitwan District of Nepal has committed to four priority goals of the Network: chemicals, waste, energy and water.
Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital (India)- A multi super-specialty and tertiary care facility offering both modern and complementary alternative medicines, the hospital has committed to work on leadership, waste and energy goals of the GGHHN.
Health professional, international and non-government organization members include:
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (Australia)commits to publicize the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda through their members and network. AHHA is the sole national industry body representing the public and not-for-profit health sectors in Australia.
Department of Health - GREEN and CLEAN Hospitals Program (Thailand)with its 10,644 public health care service under the Bureau of Environmental Health, Department of Health, Ministry of Health, is the newest member to the Network committing to publicize through the GREEN and CLEAN Hospitals program the Agenda and encourage their members to join and share their experiences.
Indonesia Hospital Association (Indonesia)an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 hospitals, works in collaboration with the government of Indonesia to promote national health care programs and provide technical consultation to help local hospitals improve management skills. As a founding organization member of GGHHN, IHA commits to encourage its own members to join the Network.
Project EcoHosp (India)is a non-government organization campaigning against pesticides and toxic chemicals which is the major cause of pre polluted babies thus ensuring healthy environment for children and pregnant women. The Project has committed to focus on the chemicals and purchasing agenda of the GGHHN.
Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of more than 500 organizations in 53 countries, working to transform the health care sector worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. Visit the HCWH website for more information.
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