Organized by RTI International Learning and Adapting during COVID-19 Series | Webinar 3: Can a Planetary Health Lens Inform Pandemic Response? June 30, 2020 RSVP  The COVID-19 pandemic has upended traditional thinking about global health, and highlighted linkages between environmental health, biodiversity conservation, and human health. The emerging field of planetary health provides a valuable…

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When people talk about environmental health, they tend to focus on the big, flashy threats – floods, droughts, and toxic waste pollution, to name a few.  But sometimes the most innocent of activities can cause the greatest harm. Exposure to smoke from cooking fires and traditional stoves is one of the world’s biggest killers.  Over…

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Environmental policy can have a tremendous impact on public health. While the debate rages regarding to what extent, most agree that the environment and public health are inextricably linked. One study discussing the Clean Air Act in the United States found that, in 2010 alone, the act was responsible for avoiding more than 160,000 premature…

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Often global health advocacy today is targeted towards very important, but at the same time very specific causes: polio vaccines, infectious diseases, or MDRTB to name a few. But global health is also, importantly, about the bigger picture- it is about the world around us.  Environmental factors like pollution, climate change, and resource overuse have…

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Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, continues to guest blog for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico — Monday I attended a side event at the COP16 international climate change meetings focusing on human health issues. In a packed room with…

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This week, Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, has been guest blogging for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico — Japan shocked delegates to the COP 16 Conference on Climate Change Tuesday by announcing that it would not agree…

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