Hospital Santa Izabel, a part of the Santa Casa da Bahia system, is a member of the GGHH network in Brazil. Concerned with the increase in energy costs and aware of the need to adopt sustainable practices, preserve natural resources and reduce GHG emissions, they created and implemented an energy management program focused on energy efficiency. This process included installing solar panels for water heating, replacing lamps with LED technology, and many other interesting strategies.
The Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP) was a four-year program developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), that aimed to reduce the harm to people and the environment caused by the manufacture, use and disposal of medical products and by the implementation of health programs.
With an expansive and diverse network of over 1,700 members in more than 80 countries, GGHH was a key vehicle to engage the health sector around the globe on sustainable procurement through the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP).