2014-02-17 14:11 by Thomas Massow

CleanMed Europe 2013 accelerates the push towards a sustainable European healthcare system

The fourth CleanMed Europe conference, Europe’s leading conference on the intersection between environmental sustainability and healthcare, took place in September 2014, organised by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) and Health Care Without Harm Europe (HCWH Europe). The conference drew together more than 300 leaders from the healthcare, public health and environmental sectors, including many people who have been working on healthcare sustainability locally and nationally.

Experts speaking during the four plenary sessions included Gary Cohen of HCWH, Professors Ian Gilmour and Hugh Montgomery, and Dr. Bettina Menne of the World Health Organisation, on a range of subjects - from the impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change on health to specific ways in which healthcare systems can become part of the solution. Delegates had the opportunity to share their examples of best practice and to discuss the role of the health sector in modelling the transition all sectors need to make for a healthier, more resilient and more liveable future.


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