At the World Economic Forum meeting in Geneva in January, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, the Group of Twenty (G20) chair in 2022, announced that he will focus on strengthening global health architecture, with an emphasis on building resilience in the face of pandemics.
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 ‘experience global health’.
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.
The latest report from Climate Cares, based at the Imperial College London, is a welcome addition to the small but slowly growing body of knowledge on the interconnections between climate change and mental health.