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Climate Change and Health Policy Assessment Project Report: A Global Survey

November 16, 2015 in Public health news

PHASA supports the recommendations of the 2015 Climate Change and Health Policy Assessment Project Report: A Global Survey.

4th Asia Pacific conference on public health

February 7, 2013 in Conferences, Public health news

The conference will be held from 21 – 22 November 2013 in Nha Trang (Vietnam). The theme for the conference is “Climate change and Population Health”.

Public health and the climate: addressing the challenges for Southern Africa

November 15, 2012 in Articles, Environmental and occupational health

The Lancet has declared that the changing climate and its impact on health is the most serious health threat of the 21st century. By placing health on the climate change agenda, we, as public health professionals, have the opportunity of focusing the climate challenge on human impacts as compared to the other broader environmental impacts that have dominated the agenda to date. According to the best available science, the impact of climate on the global population is likely to develop to catastrophic proportions over the next 4-5 decades. Addressing risks that our children and their children will face can no longer be left to the politicians or international agencies. If we are to address global population health, it must become the task of health professionals to provide the lead.

Could Public Health Benefits Make Combating Climate Change Free?

February 20, 2012 in Public health news

Climate change threatens human health, therefore reducing greenhouse gas emissions may help our medical well-being, too. Taking public health into account can help in different ways to mitigate climate change.

Health leaders call for urgent action on climate

December 27, 2011 in Environmental and occupational health, Public health news

Over 200 leaders from more than 30 countries have issued a Declaration and Call to Action following a Global Climate and Health Summit.

Climate and Health Summit

August 22, 2011 in Conferences, Public health news

The First Global Climate and Health Summit takes place on 4 December 2011 in the Tropicana hotel in Durban.

Asthma and air pollution: The need for a broader public health response

June 1, 2011 in Environmental and occupational health, Non-communicable diseases, Public health news

In light of the growing global emphasis on management of the rising burden of non-communicable diseases, including asthma, public health professionals in South Africa should undertake action.

African Young Scientists Initiative on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge

May 28, 2011 in Conferences, Environmental and occupational health, Public health news

From 15 –17 August 2011 an International Student Conference on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems will be held in Johannesburg.

Africa needs to deal with health impacts of climate change

May 28, 2011 in Conferences, Environmental and occupational health, Public health news

At the 5th Conference of African Union Ministers of Health it was highlighted that placing health impacts central in the climate debate is essential.

Newsletter Climate and Health

May 28, 2011 in Environmental and occupational health, Public health news

This service from Health Care Without Harm aims to keep health professionals, climate experts and decision makers up-to-date with developments.