Dr Ben Ticehurst
(Doctors for the Environment)
Dr Paul Beggs
(Winner of 2009 Eureka Prize in Medical Research)
According to a recent report in the Lancet, climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 20th century. The main burden of climate change will arise in issues of food security, clean water and sanitation, infectious disease and natural disasters.
Many developing countries have already experienced severe consequences, and current efforts to improve health and poverty in these countries will face new and unpredictable challenges as global temperatures continue to rise. Health professionals working with these populations are first-hand witnesses to the direct impact of climate change. As such, they have a key role to play, from a clinical, on-the-ground approach to the planning of large scale responses.
||6:00pm-7:30pm, Tuesday, 4 May 2010
||Eastern Avenue Auditorium