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Exclusive: Former Malaysia advisor calls for public health to tackle climate change

Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Director and Professor at the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Malaysia, explains why public health goes hand in hand with protecting the environment.

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Indonesia: Why Planetary Health Should Be on the Menu for the G20 Chair

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.

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Tackling Air Pollution in the Philippines

Even after three decades since the passage of the country's Clean Air Act, the Philippines is still nowhere near achieving comprehensive air pollution control.

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Global health educational trips: ethical, equitable, environmental?

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’.

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The future belongs to the youth, it's time we listen to them

Our country is poorly prepared for the larger planetary health crisis.

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Malaysia is drowning in uneaten food – 6 steps you can take to help stop food waste

Food waste is a really serious element of the planetary health crisis and one of the issues that we have the most power to change by our individual behaviours.

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5 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Food's Carbon Footprint

This destruction of our ecosystems simply to satisfy our appetites is problematic from a planetary health perspective.

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Plastics Are A Planetary Health Crisis – Can You Do Anything About It?

A resolution, agreed at the United Nations Environment Assembly held in Nairobi (from Feb 28 to March 2, 2022), calls for a plastics treaty to be negotiated over the next two years.

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Health of Our Planet Impacts Our Own Wellness

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.

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An Agenda for Climate Change and Mental Health in the Philippines

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.

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