NZHPA Environmental Pharmacy Initiative Committee (EPIC)

NZHPA set up a 12 month working group in 2023 to look at environmental and sustainability issues with hospital pharmacy and healthcare.

Below is an article published in Pharmacy Today regarding their work.

Ora Taiao

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council comprises health professionals in Aotearoa/New Zealand concerned with:

  • The negative impacts of climate change on health.
  • The health gains that are possible through strong, health-centred climate action.
  • Highlighting the impacts of climate change on those who already experience disadvantage or ill-health (equity impacts).
  • Reducing the health sector's contribution to climate change.

This is a worldwide movement of health professionals and health organisations urgently focusing on the health challenges of climate change and the health opportunities of climate action. The Council is a not-for-profit, politically non-partisan incorporated society.

NZHPA has joined as a member of this Council and so we receive the monthly newsletter which you can read at this link