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May 5, 2016

Pediatric Hospital Doctor Hugo Mendoza Partners with DREFF in the Goal of Becoming the First Green Hospital in the Dominican Republic

Proyeccion de La Sed del Mundo en el Hospital Pediatrico Dr. Hugo Mendoza (7)

Within the framework of the GFDD and DREFF program Year Round Environmental Film Screenings, yesterday the Pediatric Hospital Doctor Hugo Mendoza in Santo Domingo hosted the screening of the documentary A Thirsty World, within the programming of the Environmental Week that the medical center is celebrating these days. The hospital aims to be the first green institution of health in the Dominican Republic.

Before the screening, and with the aim of promoting among medical staff and administrative personnel protection of the environment and green practices, a panel on environmental best practices was held.

Director of the medical center, Dr. Noldis Naut Suberví, welcomed the more than 70 participants stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy environment and emphasizing the role of water in the life of human beings.

A Thirsty World is a documentary produced by the French Yann Arthus-Bertrand, which revolves around one of the greatest challenges to human survival: water. Today, with the increase in the world population and the devastating impact of climate change, water has become one of the most valued natural resources of the planet. The film, shot in 20 countries, reveals the fascinating and mysterious world of freshwater, with spectacular aerial images taken in different regions of difficult access, rarely filmed, as southern Sudan or the north of Congo. Thus we discover the most beautiful landscapes of our planet, the lakes, rivers and wetlands created by the water.

About the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)
Since its creation 2011, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) has been providing Dominicans with a platform of knowledge and debate on the environment and sustainable development, along with its challenges and best practices while celebrating the unique beauty and wealth that is the Dominican Republic’s natural heritage. With a diverse selection of films and numerous panels, workshops, seminars, and community activities, the DREFF promotes dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience, inspiring Dominicans to adopt actions that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, and sustainable use of their environmental resources.

About Year Round Environmental Film Screenings
As part of its mission to reach more communities, institutions and individuals around the country, the DR Environmental Film Festival organizes film screenings year round, providing the opportunity to bring successful film programs to new and remote communities. By showing a diverse selection of quality films on critical environmental issues and organizing discussions and workshops, the year round film screenings seek to foster and inspire dialogue, raise awareness and promote sustainable practices.

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