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Josh Karliner

Josh Karliner is International Director of Program and Strategy for Health Care Without Harm (HCWH). In this capacity he directs HCWH’s International Climate Program and leads strategic development in other areas. He has more than 30 years of experience leading organizations working on international environmental, health and social justice issues. Since 2005 he has coordinated HCWH’s engagement with international institutions while helping guide the development of the organization’s offices, partnerships and programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Working with a talented international team he established and developed HCWH’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network which is now active in 65 countries. He also headed HCWH’s global mercury campaign, which, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, helped win the worldwide phase-out of mercury-based medical devices through the Minamata Convention. Prior to joining HCWH, Josh co-founded and directed three NGOs, worked for Greenpeace International, taught at the University of San Francisco, and is author of two books along with a wide variety of academic and popular publications.

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