Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability, and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.
With regional offices on four continents, partners around the world, and global and regional initiatives, HCWH is leading the global sustainable health care movement.
HCWH’s areas of work include sustainable healthcare waste management, green building, the substitution of hazardous chemicals used in hospitals with safer alternatives, reducing health care’s climate footprint and working with the health sector to advocate for a healthy climate.
Health Care Without Harm comprises:
-Four regional offices (based in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Manila, and Washington, DC) that develop regional work and initiatives in Latin America, Europe, South East Asia, and the United States, respectively. A Global staff also facilitate programs with global impact, including (but not limited to) Global Green and Healthy Hospitals - a worldwide network of hospitals and health systems acting together for environmental health.
-Strategic partners that represent our interests and lead the development and implementation of HCWH-related work in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Nepal, and South Africa. Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit health care sustainability membership organization, and Greenhealth Exchange, a green purchasing cooperative, both based in the United States.