Special Mention for Sambhavna Clinic in TEDMED Q&A

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Medicine Garden at Samhavna Clinic

Robin Guenther is Principal at global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will and a Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm. In her TEDMED talk of 2014 ‘Why Hospitals Are Making Us Sick’ she explores some often ill-considered connections between health and environmental design.

In her online Q&A she is asked if there is anything else she would have liked to include in her talk and says:

The quest for “building health” is a global one. I wish I could have shown some examples of amazing work that is taking place globally, transforming systems of care and the buildings that support care delivery.  Of note is the Sambhavna Clinic, in Bhopal, India, that cares for multiple generations of Bhopal Disaster survivors and grows medicinal herbs and foods on site.  Another example is the amazing work of the UK National Health Service in transforming care delivery to focus on integrated health in communities.

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