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 lens for governments and international development practitioners to consider new multi-faceted approaches to mitigating the threat that COVID-19 poses in the short and long term.
Born out of growing recognition of the impacts of global environmental change on human health, planetary health is an emerging field of scientific inquiry and a dynamic community of researchers and advocates dedicated to improving the health of people and the planet. By better understanding how breaching environmental limits can contribute to infectious disease outbreaks, we can begin reforming the political and economic forces that lead to poor public health and environmental outcomes, build resilience to future pandemics, and strengthen global health security.
This webinar will introduce the nascent field of planetary health, examine its links with COVID-19 and other contemporary health challenges, and explore how it can contribute to international development policy and implementation.
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- Renzo Guinto: Can a Planetary Health Lens Inform Pandemic Response?