I joined the board of Health in Harmony in November and was looking for an opportunity to be useful in the field. I was chatting with their Executive Director, former MSF'er Jonathan Jennings, in late January when it turned out they had a gap in clinical teachers during our pre-booked winter vacation!
A flurry of visa and passport applications later--.off we go to Borneo with our 4 and 6 year olds in tow!
The need-to-knows of climate and planetary health evidence and action in 16 minutes!
For too long we've put health and the environment in different boxes. The work of our generation is to bridge the two, to understand that in fact, they belong in the same box--that planetary health defines human health--and that as we improve one, we will improve the other as well.