Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, MD          Liaison Officer to the ...
Human health and the environment are by design interconnected and           inseparable.
The Constitution of WHO, 1948“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not   merely the a...
Whoever would study medicine aright  must learn of the following subjects. First he must consider the effect of theseasons...
The Philippine Situation                 No. 6 in the Climate                   Change                   Vulnerability Ind...
Ang Philippine DisasterSituationPilipinas: Bulnerable sa Disaster    Geographical at pisikal na katangian    Sosyo-ekonomi...
"Medicine… has the obligation to point outproblems and to attempt     their theoreticalsolution…The physiciansare the natu...
Social Determinants of HealthDahlgren and Whitehead, 1991
Life expectancy at birth (men)Glasgow, Scotland (deprived suburb)                             54India                     ...
“Unequal distribution of      health-damaging  experiences is not in any       sense a ‘naturalphenomenon, but is a result...
Basic question:What good does it do to treat people’s illnesses … only to send them back to theconditions that made them s...
Health in All Policies
Universal Declarationof Human Rights, 1948                   Article 25          “Everyone has the right to a       standa...
"Health is noteverything, but without health everything is       nothing."   Arthur Schopenhauer      German Philosopher
HEALTH FOR ALL!Thank you for listening!
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?

343

Published on

Presentation delivered at the 1st CliMates International Summit, October 29, 2012, Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France

Published in: Health & Medicine
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
343
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • I had a previous conversation – why health in climate negotiations?
  • Human health and the environment are by design interconnected and inseparable.
  • Even Hippocrates taught us to understand the environment as it shapes our patients’ health.
  • The Lancet called climate change the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.
  • There is a huge evidence showing the links between climate change and health.
  • My country, the Philippines, is not exempted from climate change’s impact on human health and survival.
  • Flooding inside my university
  • Manila turned into a waterworld – even at this moment!
  • Approximately 20 typhoons hit the Philippines each year. Due to climate change, typhoons have become more frequent, more severe, more erratic, and more unpredictable.
  • Because we see the effects of climate change first-hand in our patients’ lives, and we are the last to bear its brunt.
  • But the cure is not inside the clinic or the hospital – it is in the social determinants of health.
  • SDH accounts for the world’s health inequities, both between and within countries.
  • Climate change will breed more health inequity, as the effects are not the same in all regions. In fact, the developing world will suffer more the health consequences.
  • Though climate change is an upstream determinant of health, climate change in itself is affected by more upstream ones, the highest being the unfair arrangements in economy and politics.
  • So we want to address the SDH – and climate change and climate governance is one of them!
  • We want a Health in All Policies approach at global and national levels. We can use the health lens to analyze the policies we create, especially those related to climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • But we are not just waiting for action outside the health sector – we medical students are also doing our part!
  • We build awareness among fellow medical students.
  • We educate communities about the effects of climate change on human health.
  • We train medical students in disaster management and health systems.
  • We reach out to communities stricken by disaster.
  • IFMSA attended Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, and now Doha. We are leading the climate and health community and we work closely with WHO.
  • We are even present in Rio plus 20 to let the health message surface in the negotiations.
  • Finally, climate inaction is a violation of the right to health and human rights in general.
  • Health is important in society. We should talk about it and make sure it is at the core of every climate discussion, because without it, everything will just be made in vain.
  • The ultimate and the most crippling of all diseases is not global warming, but global whining. Therefore, we should start acting now.
  • Transcript of "Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too? "

    1. 1. Climate Change - Why we young doctors are bothered too?Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, MD Liaison Officer to the World Health Organization Founding Coordinator, Global Health Equity InitiativeInternational Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) Youth Commissioner, Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health
    2. 2. Human health and the environment are by design interconnected and inseparable.
    3. 3. The Constitution of WHO, 1948“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease orinfirmity… a fundamental human right”
    4. 4. Whoever would study medicine aright must learn of the following subjects. First he must consider the effect of theseasons of the year and the differencesbetween them. Secondly he must study the warm and the cold winds, both those which are in common to every country and those peculiar to a particular locality. Lastly, the effect of water on health must not be forgotten. On Air, Water, and Places By Hippocrates Father of Medicine
    5. 5. The Philippine Situation No. 6 in the Climate Change Vulnerability Index No. 3 most vulnerable to disaster risks and natural hazards in the World Risk Index 2011, next to Vanuatu and Tonga
    6. 6. Ang Philippine DisasterSituationPilipinas: Bulnerable sa Disaster Geographical at pisikal na katangian Sosyo-ekonomikal at pulitikal na kalagayan
    7. 7. "Medicine… has the obligation to point outproblems and to attempt their theoreticalsolution…The physiciansare the natural attorneys of the poor…” Dr. Rudolf Virchow Father of Social Medicine
    8. 8. Social Determinants of HealthDahlgren and Whitehead, 1991
    9. 9. Life expectancy at birth (men)Glasgow, Scotland (deprived suburb) 54India 61Philippines 65Korea 65Lithuania 66Poland 71Mexico 72Cuba 75US 75UK 76Glasgow, Scotland (affluent suburb) 82 (WHO World Health Report 2006; Hanlon,P.,Walsh,D. & Whyte,B.,2006)
    10. 10. “Unequal distribution of health-damaging experiences is not in any sense a ‘naturalphenomenon, but is a resultof the toxic combination ofpoor social policies andprograms, unfair economic arrangements and bad politics.” WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2008
    11. 11. Basic question:What good does it do to treat people’s illnesses … only to send them back to theconditions that made them sick?
    12. 12. Health in All Policies
    13. 13. Universal Declarationof Human Rights, 1948 Article 25 “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
    14. 14. "Health is noteverything, but without health everything is nothing." Arthur Schopenhauer German Philosopher
    15. 15. HEALTH FOR ALL!Thank you for listening!

    ×