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Josh Karliner

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Global Partnerships Director

Josh Karliner


Based out of San Francisco, California, Josh Karliner has coordinated Health Care Without Harm’s global work since 2005. In this capacity, he has led the creation and development of Health Care Without Harm's Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network. He also led Health Care Without Harm'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 facilitating Health Care Without Harm's worldwide efforts on health and climate. 

He has more than 30 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, including the recent World Bank report on “Climate Smart Health Care”. In the past, Karliner has taught at the University of San Francisco and worked with and/or founded several organizations. 

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