From: Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)
Published November 14, 2017 10:17 AM

Urgent action for planetary health: International Health Lecture

We need to pay more attention to the health of the planet to save lives, and improve global health, now and in the future, Dr Samuel Myers said at The 2017 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture

Dr Samuel Myers, Principal Research Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, stressed that human impacts, such as pollution and overconsumption on Earth’s natural resources, are already intensifying almost exponentially. Action is needed to prevent this having an increasingly negative effect on human health.

Speaking at ‘The Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture’, with the lecture published in The Lancet to coincide with the event, Dr Myers called for increased funding for planetary health science. This important area of research involves the investigation of the impacts of human activity, including pollution, overconsumption and climate change, on the health of the planet and its corresponding impacts on human health.

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