Does anyone have an example of a curriculum or teaching materials for health professionals on the impact of climate change in LMICs? (3)

26 April, 2021

Dear All,

I am the chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and we will in May be posting a blog with a package of Powerpoint slides on climate change that can be incorporated into different parts of the medical curriculum. The thinking is that the message is much more likely to get through if it's seen to be part of medical practice rather than an optional extra.

People have perhaps seen the scoring by medical students of how well curricula in medical schools in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland do on planetary health.

Planetary Health Report Card https://phreportcard.org/

A student-led initiative to inspire planetary health engagement in medical schools.

It would be good if the scoring could be extended to other countries.

People might also be interested in this blog from the BMJ on how climate change can be brought up in consultations with patients:

https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/03/03/matthew-sawyer-how-to-discuss-the-c...

Best wishes

Richard (Smith)

http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/category/columnists/richard-smith/

https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com/

https://commissiononthevalueofdeath.wordpress.com

HIFA profile: Richard Smith is chair of the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death, the Point of Care Foundation (which works to make health care more humane), and Patients Know Best, a company that gives patients control of their health and social care records. He was previously editor of the BMJ and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group, chair of icddr,b (formerly International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), and director of the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, a programme with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to create centres in low and middle income countries to conduct research and build capacity in relation to NCD. He blogs regularly for the BMJ and on his own website (https://richardswsmith.wordpress.com). richardswsmith AT yahoo.co.uk