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Josh Karliner

Director, Global Projects, Health Care Without Harm


Josh Karliner is Health Care Without Harm’s International Director of Program and Strategy. Based out of San Francisco, California, he has coordinated Health Care Without Harm’s global work since 2005. In this capacity, he has led the creation and development of HCWH’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network. He also led HCWH’s global mercury campaign, which, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, helped win the global phase-out of mercury-based medical devices through the Minamata Convention. Today, among other efforts, he is leading HCWH’s worldwide efforts on health and climate. Josh has more than 30 years of experience working on international environmental and human rights issues. He is the author of two books and a wide variety of academic and popular publications on global environmental and health policy, including the recent World Bank report on “Climate Smart Health Care.”

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Josh Karliner - Health Care Without Harm, September 21, 2018
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