Anna Fuhrmann - Climate Officer

At HCWH Europe, I am responsible for administering the Nurses Climate Challenge, which provides resources and networking opportunities for nurses across Europe who want to take action to protect their patients and communities from the worst impacts of climate change. Additionally, I also support the Health Care Climate Challenge in Europe, connecting European hospitals and healthcare systems in their efforts to become Climate-smart. If you’re interested in either of these challenges, I'd love to hear from you.

Before joining HCWH Europe, I worked as a paediatric nurse in both a German NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and a small rural hospital in Uganda. I also helped to ensure access to low-level access healthcare with a German non profit organisation in Greek refugee camps. During my studies I was part of the negotiations between Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Leiden University to make the institution greener. I am passionate about the right to health for all and have co-founded a German nonprofit that supports underprivileged Ugandan children to get access to education and creates income for their families by producing reusable menstrual pads.

I hold a degree in paediatric nursing from the University Clinic Mainz in Germany and I studied International Relations and Organisations BSc at Leiden University.

Outside of work, I love to explore new countries and cultures and to go hiking in the mountains. When travelling is not possible I like reading a good book, experimenting in the kitchen, and making music. I also enjoy learning new languages, I am currently learning French and going to (Rock-) concerts and festivals.

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