Tackling the twin threats of pandemics and climate change: an agenda for action

Authors

  • Jean Kaseya Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Addis Ababa
  • Yewande Alimi Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Addis Ababa
  • Aggrey Aluso Pandemic Action Network's (PAN)/ Resilience Action Network Africa (RANA), Nairobi
  • Mahlet K. Habtemariam Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Addis Ababa
  • Trevor A. Crowell Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • Alain Ngashi Ngongo Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Addis Ababa
  • Yenew Kebede Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Addis Ababa
  • Nicaise Ndembi Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Addis Ababa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2023.2868

Keywords:

Climate change, pandemics

Abstract

Ending fossil fuel dependence is a prerequisite for a healthier world and future generations. The direct health impact of climate change driven by fossil fuel emissions is already devastating. The triple planetary pollution crisis, biodiversity loss, and climate change exacerbate the impact. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year.

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Published

06-12-2023

How to Cite

Kaseya, J., Alimi, Y., Aluso, A., Habtemariam, M. K., Crowell, T. A., Ngongo, A. N., Kebede, Y., & Ndembi, N. (2023). Tackling the twin threats of pandemics and climate change: an agenda for action. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 14(10). https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2023.2868

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