Medland Hospital, as a member of Health Care Without Harm’s Health Care Climate Challenge, announced today that it has joined the United Nations-backed Race to Zero campaign. By joining the Race to Zero, Medland Hospital is committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Medland Hospital is joining over 70 health care institutions worldwide, collectively representing over 14,000 healthcare facilities, leading the effort to decarbonize as part of the global transition to a zero-carbon economy. The UN Race to Zero campaign is the largest alliance of non-government organizations committed to reducing climate pollution.
“Excited to stand with hospitals and health systems worldwide, as Medland Hospital joins the Race to Zero! A call to action for governments to amplify their commitments to the Paris Agreement and reaffirming that every sector has a part to play in the speedy shift towards a sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon economy. Let’s embrace the change together for a healthier planet.”, Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, CEO, Medland Hospital.
In the lead-up to COP28, Race to Zero health care leadership is part of a diverse and growing global health sector movement for climate action. National government ministries are making high-level commitments to health care decarbonization and resilience, while more than 45 million health professionals have called for aggressive action to protect people’s health from climate change.
About Medland Hospital
Medland Hospital is a renowned private healthcare facility in Zambia and Africa, that provides both specialized and comprehensive medical care in a friendly, safe, and comfortable environment based on the principle of collaboration, compassion, and innovation.
About Race to Zero
Race to Zero is a global campaign initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to rally leadership and support from non-state actors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
About the Health Care Climate Challenge
Health Care Without Harm’s Health Care Climate Challenge is the official Race to Zero partner for the health care sector. Launched in 2015 at the Paris Climate Conference, the initiative mobilizes health care institutions around the world to play a leadership role in addressing climate change. To date, more than 300 institutions representing the interests of over 22,000 hospitals and health centers from more than 37 countries have joined the Health Care Climate Challenge and committed to taking meaningful action.
About Health Care Without Harm
Health Care Without Harm seeks to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.
With offices on four continents and partners around the world, Health Care Without Harm is leveraging the health sector’s expertise, purchasing power, political clout, workforce development, and moral authority to create the conditions for healthy people, communities, and the environment.
About Health Care and the Race To Zero, visit: https://healthcareclimateaction.org/racetozero