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"Because of a lack of the priority given to environmental issues and a lack of finance, climate-sensitive diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea have increased. One third of these figures are from the African continent," said Kamwi.
Argentina: "Pediatricians for a Healthy Environment"
A group of Argentine paediatricians has been combining work on environmental protection and child health for more than 10 years. It appears a basic principle to apply, but the task is turning out to be increasingly challenging and complex.
We have a number of massive Global Health challenges to address as a society, but to me, there are none more pressing, threatening or crucial to act upon than Climate Change and Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs).
United States: "Climate Change Could Bring New Virus"
It's possible that a serious mosquito-borne virus with no known vaccine or treatment could migrate from Central Africa and Southeast Asia to the United States within a year, new research suggests.
Issued by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the 10th annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism report said 35 states and Washington, D.C., scored a six or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness.
One recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change found that by continuing on our current path of greenhouse gas pollution, the seas will rise 5 feet by the first half of the next century.
To protect and promote human health in the face of climate change, we need rapid action - not only from our governments but also from us, as people who care about health