Lancet: A call for clinicians to act on planetary health

17 May, 2019

CITATION: Comment| volume 393, issue 10185, p2021, may 18, 2019

A call for clinicians to act on planetary health

Erika M Veidis et al.

Published: April 19, 2019DOI:

'The newly launched Clinicians for Planetary Health4 initiative [seeks] to mobilise clinicians and clinicians' groups around the world, recognising their importance in protecting our health, their authority as trusted sources of information spanning political and cultural divides, and their reach across geographical contexts, languages, and practice settings. With a broad coalition of partners committed to planetary health, we plan to develop and disseminate patient-focused materials that describe the health threats of accelerating global environmental change. We seek to educate patients that certain behaviour and lifestyle modifications can simultaneously improve their own health and help to secure the health of the world's least-resourced people and future generations by protecting our planet's natural systems... To get involved, visit the Clinicians for Planetary Health page on the Planetary Health Alliance website.'

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