- Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress alone - WHO
- Join 200 policy and topic leaders to explore the health risks and impacts of climate change on healthcare
SINGAPORE, May 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Policymakers, health experts, climate experts, business leaders, academics and scientists from major corporations, will congregate online for an hour of discussion on Boosting health equity in the world of climate change.
Climate change is reshaping weather systems and coastlines, altering where crops can be grown and which diseases thrive. Rising temperatures affect geopolitics, migration, ecosystems, health-care outcomes and the economy. According to the European Union's Copernicus observation programme, 2022 was a year of climate extremes, and brought with it heatwaves, flooding and wildfires across the globe.
These weather events have outsized effects on the marginalised-droughts and flooding will affect billions of poorer people, especially across Africa, Asia and South America, damaging the social determinants of health.
Moderated by Economist Impact's manager of Health practice, Emily Tiemann, the event features senior expert speakers including:
- Margareta Laminto, Group chief commercial officer and group chief sustainability officer, Fullerton Health
- Navjeewan Khosla, Partner, Novo Holdings
- Patrick Osewe, Chief, Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
- Swee Kheng Khor, Chief executive, Angsana Health
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Boosting Health equity in the world of climate change is supported by Hong Kong Trade Development Council and ASGH.
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About Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) is positioned as Asia's thought-leadership event on health innovation and investment as well as a one-stop cross-disciplinary platform to foster international collaboration on global health issues.
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