WONCA Environmental Working Group - Presentation in the World Preconference Prague 2013

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No point keeping head in the sand about major global environmental problems. Environmental problems amplify existing Global Health Problems. This is the presentation of the WONCA Environmental Working Group that was held in the World Preconference in Prague in June 2013.

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WONCA Environmental Working Group - Presentation in the World Preconference Prague 2013

  1. 1. WONCA Environmental Working Group VASCO DA GAMA
  2. 2. No Point keeping head in the sand about major global environmental problems
  3. 3. Environmental Problems amplify existing Global Health Problems
  4. 4. “No man is an island, entire of itself” John Donne (1572-1631)
  5. 5. Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General RIO+20 Summit Earth Summit • "This is not the end of the everything, it is the start," the secretary general said. "For too long we have tried to consume our way to prosperity. Look at the cost: polluted lands and ocean, climate change, growing scarcity of resources from food to land to fresh water, rampant inequality” • "We need to invent a new model; a model that offers growth and social inclusion... that is more respectful of the planet's finite resources.” • "Nature has been kind to human beings, but we have not been kind to nature."
  6. 6. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." ~ Albert Einstein www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/archive/bush_stupid.jpg
  7. 7. Reality of Climate Change Australian Medical Students Association video on climate change
  8. 8. Medical Students and Climate Change Imogen Hamel Green How we TEACH OUR OUR FUTURE HEALTH WORKFORCE
  9. 9. How we FRAME HEALTH MESSAGES …Patient Views of Sustainability and their Doctors’ Roles
  10. 10. “Sustainable Development Goals” Nature March 2013
  11. 11. Our Mission Our mission is to foster the role of family doctors in protecting the health of their patients and communities from the impacts of environmental hazards and environmental degradation, and to promote healthy and sustainable societies at the local and global level
  12. 12. What you can do! • Join our membership elist • Visit out meeting • Consider writing us a piece for the new book “Family Practitioners in the Field- stories from environmental doctors from around the globe” gblashki@unimelb.edu.au Join us on facebook and twitter #envWONCA

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