First, do no harm
Meet Dr. Aparna Bole (United States), Dame Jackie Daniel (United Kingdom), Dr. Arnagretta Hunter (Australia), and Dr. Arvind Kumar (India). They are on the front lines of health care delivery and working with their communities to help raise awareness on the health impacts of air pollution and the climate crisis. They are committed to creating a more sustainable and resilient health care sector, and a healthier future for all.
Together with Health Care Without Harm’s Josh Karliner, they take us on a whirlwind tour across four continents in a powerful video that addresses the impact of fossil fuel emissions on human health, and explores collective action to protect people’s health from climate change.
First, Do No Harm is a joint project of Health Care Without Harm and
Join the movement for a healthy climate
If you are a health professional or work with a health organization, you can team up with colleagues in your country or region to work for a healthy climate, and here are some resources connected to the people in Freethink’s “First, Do No Harm” film.
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Learn more about what Health Care Without Harm and its partners are doing around the world
Health Care Without Harm’s global network statement beyond COVID-19: In these unprecedented times where global climate change, a devastating pandemic, and severe economic disruption have converged, Health Care Without Harm’s global network - our offices and country partners around the world - reaffirm our collective vision to create an ecologically sustainable, equitable, and healthy world. Read about the key issues we believe it must tackle, and the fundamental actions it is already beginning to support.
The Health Care Without Harm Global Network: The Health Care Without Harm Global Network is composed of regional offices in Europe, South East Asia, and the United States & Canada; a Latin America regional team; strategic partner organizations in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Nepal, and South Africa; and a global secretariat. Health Care Without Harm and its partners also lead Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, a worldwide network of hospitals and health systems with more than 1,300 members in 72 countries. Meet our strategic partners.
Resources on COVID, climate and health: Curated list of resources and guidelines produced by Health Care Without Harm, its partners and multilateral organizations to offer solutions to some of the challenges this crisis brings.
Climate footprint report: The report provides the most comprehensive global analysis of health care’s contribution to climate change to date, establishes the first-ever global estimate of health care’s climate footprint and makes a set of recommendations to align global health goals with global climate goals.