Global health network calls for ‘health in all policies’ approach beyond COVID-19

26 August 2020

A positive to come out of COVID-19  is a global consensus on the need for concerted action on prioritising human health through changing unsustainable practices. 

A global network of health organisations working across 11 countries and spanning five continents has issued a powerful statement calling for a “health in all policies” and “systems change” approach in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Beyond COVID-19: Toward healthy people, a healthy planet, justice, and equity statement produced by international NGO Health Care Without Harm highlights the essential role of health sector leadership across society. It also declares support for the World Health Organization’s Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19.

Read the full Health Care Without Harm statement here.

CHA is proud to be a member of Climate & Health Alliance and Global Green & Healthy Hospitals. The Global Green & Healthy Hospitals network provides a wealth of resources to support interested health services to take measurable action to reduce their environmental footprint.  All member hospitals of CHA are encouraged to consider joining the GGHH https://www.greenhospitals.net/

CHA will also be hosting several Webinars on Sustainable Healthcare to help services learn practical ways to to make a difference in sustainability. We are extremely fortunate to have two experts in the field of Sustainable Healthcare present at our next Leading Thinkers Series Webinar on 16 September 2020, 2:00pm AEST. Visit our events page for more information.