Our partners

In addition to our regional offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States and Canada, and our regional team in Latin America, Health Care Without Harm works with strategic partner organizations around the world. These organizations lead the development and implementation of Health Care Without Harm-related work in their regions, including our Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, while also participating in international program development.

Our strategic partners

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The Climate and Health Alliance is Australia’s peak body on climate and health. CAHA is a coalition of 100+ health and medical groups, academic and research institutions, health care service providers, and unions. 

Since 2010, CAHA has employed effective evidence-based advocacy, a collaborative approach, and a willingness to engage professionals, policymakers, and media. CAHA works to catalyze action on climate change through building a powerful health sector movement, nationally and internationally. Visit the website.

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Projeto Hospitais Saudáveis (PHS) is a non-profit organization that aims to transform the Brazilian health sector by promoting efficient, fair, ethical, and sustainable management of resources and operations. PHS supports climate-friendly initiatives and advocates for policies that benefit public and environmental health.

PHS mobilizes health professionals and organizations in a network to promote collaboration, enhance knowledge access, and share pertinent information for the health care sector. Visit the website.

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The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a not for profit public - private initiative, which represents a Partnership for Public Purpose. PHFI was established in 2006 to strengthen training, research, and policy through education and training, policy research, evidence-based and equity-promoting policy development, affordable health technologies, people empowering health promotion, and advocacy for prioritized health causes in the area of public health in India. The Foundation is headquartered in New Delhi, and its constituent Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH), established by PHFI, has a presence in Hyderabad, Delhi NCR, Gandhinagar, Bhubaneswar, Shillong, and Bengaluru. Visit website.

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Lung Care Foundation (LCF) has been a formal Health Care Without Harm partner since 2018, working with us on the Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action initiative. LCF was established in 2015 as a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the cause of promoting lung health and working towards the care and cure of 2.8 billion lungs in India. Based in New Delhi, the foundation works toward achieving its objective through focused actions in three core areas of awareness, capacity building, and research.

Lung Care Foundation has been instrumental in creating a network of 96 senior doctors representing 10 state chapters in the country and 21 National Medical Associations representing 250,000 specialty doctors across the country to form a unified voice against air pollution under the Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action Program. LCF and its Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action network have done close to 150 awareness and training programs with stakeholders like doctors, medical students, school/college students, and citizens and touched millions through their digital campaigns. Visit website.

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Healthy Energy Initiative India (HEI India) was launched in 2014 by Health Care Without Harm in collaboration with Community Environmental Monitoring (CEM), a program of The Other Media. Healthy Energy Initiative India is mobilizing the health sector to play a central role in advocating for a move away from fossil fuel-based power generation—particularly coal—and toward clean, renewable healthy energy options. 

At one level, HEI India provides technical support to the subnational health systems to address climate change. Placing health at the center of discussion, HEI India aims to sensitize and build a consensus among public health and medical professionals to weigh in on matters pertaining to environmental health, air pollution, and the role of fossil fuel-based energy choices in climate change. At another level, HEI India works closely with pollution-impacted communities by providing solidarity and bridging the gap between them, public health professionals, and regulatory agencies. Visit website.

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Health Environment and Climate Action Foundation (HECAF360) is a non-profit organization in Nepal dedicated to creating a toxic-free environment through clean, green, and climate-smart solutions. They specialize in environmentally-safe healthcare waste management based on Zero Waste principles and non-burn technology. Their initiatives cover various aspects of health care sustainability, including waste management, renewable energy, safe injection systems, WASH practices, and more. Established in 1994, their mission is to foster a clean, green, and climate-resilient healthcare system by partnering with stakeholders to reduce negative health impacts and promote environmental sustainability. Visit website.

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Established in 1999, groundWork Friends of the Earth South Africa is a principles-driven non-profit environmental justice organization working towards a just transition and open democracy in South Africa and beyond. Its vision is that people live well with each other and with the earth. To realize this vision, groundWork partners with affected communities to resist dirty energy and toxic production, building solidarity and local alliances that advocate for open debate and democratic control over resources such as energy, waste, and health towards a viable future.

Working with community organizations, peoples’ movements, and other civil society actors to hold government and corporates to account, groundWork challenges environmental racism and injustice on the ground. It seeks to ensure that the constitutional right to an environment that is not harmful to people’s health and well-being is realized and that their livelihoods are secured. groundWork does this work through five key campaigns, including Climate and Energy Justice, the end of Coal and fossil fuel extraction, Zero Waste, Healthy Hospitals, and Environmental Health. Over the past 10 years, groundWork has run an annual Environmental Justice Activist School for our constituent communities from across South Africa and Africa. Visit website.