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Climate change and rising diseases: coping with new and future health challenges

By 30 November 2023January 16th, 2024No Comments

As a long-standing actor in the fight against infectious diseases, Global Health Advocates is particularly concerned about the health consequences of climate and environmental crises. Climate change and its consequences (floods, droughts, heatwaves, storms, etc.) directly and indirectly impact health by increasing the number of deaths, multiplying risks of infectious diseases’ propagation and deteriorating the determinants of health. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to humanity and has a multiplier effect on inequalities, threatening to scale back global health progress made in recent decades.

Global Health Advocates aims to create stronger political commitment from the European Union on climate-sensitive diseases. This first paper intends to suggest policy proposals to be explored jointly with decision makers, academics and civil society actors.