The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration that monitors the links between health and climate change through indicators highlighting the threats to health and the solutions. The 2019 Global Report and its companion Policy Brief for the United States were released on November 13, 2019. Dr. Salas and Dr. Patz will discuss how these recent findings present a profound opportunity to improve health and the steps needed to achieve a healthier future for everyone.
Serious health-related suffering (SHS) afflicts over 61 million people worldwide, with over 80% of symptom burden occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Palliative care – an interdisciplinary intervention aiming to relieve physical, psychological, social, and spiritual suffering for patients and caregivers arising from serious illness – can reduce SHS globally. While access to palliative care has been deemed an essential human right by the World Health Organization and other international entities, there are major gaps in palliative care access and delivery that disproportionately afflict those in LMICs. These gaps are exacerbated by a lack of trained workforce, lack of access to pain medications, and inadequate integration into health systems and healthcare delivery.
With the world’s highest rate of lethal gun violence, the Americas are in the midst of an unmitigated public health crisis. Just six countries account for over half of 250,000 annual global gun deaths: the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala. But activists, medical professionals, human rights workers, and policy experts are working together to stop this bloodshed and the vectors that make it happen.
Apply for CUGH’s Global Health Day on Capitol Hill April 16th, 2020
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Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is holding a Global Health Day on April 16th, 2020 on Capitol Hill.
The 11th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
April 18-20, 2020 with Satellite Sessions on April 17, 2020
www.cugh2020.org for More Information and to Register