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Josh Karliner

Director, Global Projects, Health Care Without Harm


Josh Karliner has worked as International Team Coordinator and Director of Global Projects for Health Care Without Harm since 2005. In this capacity he leads HCWH’s engagement with international institutions while guiding the development of HCWH’s work in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Karliner oversees HCWH’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network, as well as initiatives on climate change and health, and Mercury Free 2020-- the joint initiative with the World Health Organization to eliminate mercury in health care. He has more than 25 years of experience working on international environmental and human rights issues. He is author of two books and a wide variety of academic and popular publications on global environmental and health policy. In the past, Karliner has taught at the University of San Francisco and worked with several national and international NGOs, founding and directing three of them.