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The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda

A Comprehensive Environmental Health Agenda for Hospitals and Health Systems Around the World

The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Agenda sets out to support existing efforts around the world to promote greater sustainability and environmental health in the health sector, and thereby to strengthen health systems globally.

This document provides a comprehensive framework for hospitals and health systems everywhere in the world to achieve greater sustainability and to contribute to improved public environmental health.

This framework consists of ten interconnected goals. Each contains a series of Action Items that hospitals and health systems can implement. Tools and resources to support implementation are available on Most hospitals will want to start with a focus on two or three goals and chart a course for specific steps to achieve them, with a plan to subsequently move on to the next challenge.

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