In the battle to ensure humankind's survival on this planet, the loss of one species – like the Malayan tiger – might not seem like a lot. Yet every single animal and plant we lose forever is another step towards the extinction of the human race.
We now live in the Anthropocene Age, an age where humans are the most significant force shaping the planet’s climate and ecosystems. Without adequate levels of care for the larger planet that we live on, both human health and human development are compromised.
Far-reaching changes to the structure and function of the Earth's natural systems represent a growing threat to human health. And yet, global health has mainly improved as these changes have gathered pace. What is the explanation?
While the pathways that link climate change and different disease areas are better understood, the connection between climate change and HIV/AIDS is still yet to be recognized both in research and practice. This review features one of the frameworks on the HIV-climate nexus described in earlier…
This was a joint column with Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health executive director, Malaysian and Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. They both stress the need to urgently think about and address how the health of our planet impacts our own individual wellness.
WHO's resources have consistently lagged behind its constitutional mandate. There is a deep misalignment between what governments and the public expect WHO to do and what the organization is resourced to do.
Global health education in medical schools and at premedical undergraduate levels in high-income countries is often limited to short courses aimed at introducing students to the topic. These courses frequently include or focus on trips to low and middle-income countries, so the students can ‘…